The insula and the amygdala both responded more strongly to the actual aversive picture if it was preceded by the question mark. Interestingly, those brain areas brain responded less strongly to aversive pictures if they received a cue warning that the disturbing picture was coming. Nitschke, a psychiatrist who treats people with anxiety disorders, says the results have clinical implications.
“If we can reduce people’s feelings of uncertainty, we can reduce their anxiety and their response to bad experiences,” Nitschke says. “Given that uncertain expectations are paramount in clinical and subclinical anxiety, these data suggest that more attention be paid to targeting those expectations in treatment.”
Whatever the hot issue of the day, there always appears to be some resistance to new and more rational information. Maybe one of the reasons that facts, or at least more rational thinking hits a wall is because there is something organic going on.
WURZELBACHER: For Pelosi to write about us bein’ un-American and disprespectful — I’ll tell ya what: I respect nobody who lies to me and manipulates me and takes my money and puts my children in debt. They want me to be respectful towards them? Please! You know, I’m not the most civilized person: Those kind of people, I usually took behind the woodshed and just beat the livin’ tar out of ‘em.
Threats from the safety of a public soapbox or the anonymity of the internet are usually obnoxious and this one is not even clever or inventive. I am interested in knowing exactly who were “those kind of people” that he “beat the livin’ tar out of ‘em” and the exact location in which these crimes took place. Is it now the patriotic, all American thing to do, for conservatives to silence those that disagree with them with a beating. Why do it behind a shed, why not in the middle of the street with witnesses. Speaker of the House Pelosi is a grandmother of seven. Putting the clues together, has Wurzelbacher revealed himself as a serial beater of grandmothers who dare to disagree with him.