Think something is wrong with what you’re being told? All those crazy media events like 9/11 and Sandy Hook got you wondering why your perception doesn’t match what you’re being told?
Clearly, your amygdala needs repair. Or medication.
No wonder so many people consider science a new religion.
h/t No Agenda Show at the 28:00 mark:
Paul Whalen, a scientist at Dartmouth College who studies the amygdala, says it doesn’t exactly do anything on its own. Instead, the amygdala jump-starts the rest of the brain into analytical overdrive — prompting repeated reassessments of information in an attempt to create a coherent and understandable narrative, to understand what just happened, what threats still exist and what should be done now. This may be a useful way to understand how, writ large, the brain’s capacity for generating new narratives after shocking events can contribute to so much paranoia in this country.