Showing gory pictures of cancerous lungs, videos of forest fires, and graphs of exponentially increasing infection rates are familiar tactics to scare people into different behavior. But how effective are fear appeals? Six decades of research provides some answers.
When people in movies shake hands or crowd into elevators, do you think 'No! Keep back!'? I do. And it’s not just me. Apparently the Corona-induced fear of human contact is already wired in our brains. In this pandemic, will it be a case of survival of the most anxious?
In our era we try to discover and unfold unknown space structures but Daphne Tona investigates mysteries in our brains. The locus coeruleus is a small structure deep inside the brain, which is responsible for the norepinephrine system. This system is important since it influences our everyday lives.
Have you ever found yourself dancing, caught up in music? We often attend events where we listen to music and find ourselves starting to dance without even noticing. We shake, clap, tap, and let our body swing with the rhythm. Music cognition influences human behavior and makes us move, but how?