Psychology & Psychiatry

My, what big teeth you have! Threatening objects appear closer

When we're faced with things that seem threatening, whether it's a hairy spider or an angry mob, our goal is usually to get as far away as we can. Now, new research suggests that our visual perception may actually be biased ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Feeling disgust may enhance our ability to detect impurities

Disgust – it's an emotion we experience when we encounter things that are dirty, impure, or otherwise contaminated. From an evolutionary standpoint, experiencing the intense, visceral sense of revulsion that comes with ...

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