This Halloween, it’s all about the amygdala

Vanderbilt researchers Eunice Yang, Randolph Blake and David Zald got gobs of press this Halloween for their research that delves into how the brain processes fearful stimuli. Turns out we recognize fearful faces faster than neutral faces. Happy faces come into our awareness the slowest. The story, which first broke a couple of weeks ago, gained new life this ghoulish day with AP stories that were picked up everywhere:
The New York Times (1, 2), LA Times,
USA Today
The Washington Post
The Seattle Times, and many others.

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