Science Daily: Stress makes people better at processing bad news

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Health, Brain Research

The Wellcome-funded research, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, reveals that a known tendency of people to take more notice of good news than bad news — the optimism bias — disappears when people feel threatened. “Generally, people are quite optimistic — we ignore the bad and embrace the good. And this is indeed what happened when our study participants were feeling calm; but when they were under stress, a different pattern emerged. (August 6, 2018)

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