Instead, the amygdala jump-starts the rest of the brain into analytical overdrive ó 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 brainís capacity for generating new narratives after shocking events can contribute to so much paranoia in this country.
ďIf you know the truth and others donít, thatís one way you can reassert feelings of having agency,Ē Swami says. It can be comforting to do your own research even if that research is flawed. It feels good to be the wise old goat in a flock of sheep.
Sounds like somebody I know.
I'm sure some will be curious to know who is actually
behind this study!