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Detecting and Responding to Threats in the Natural World

Silston, Brian and Mobbs, Dean (2018) Detecting and Responding to Threats in the Natural World. Psychological Inquiry, 29 (1). pp. 28-31. ISSN 1047-840X. doi:10.1080/1047840X.2018.1435708.

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Organisms that evolved nervous systems that predict, detect, and assess ecological dangers are at a distinct survival advantage compared to those with less sophisticated neural machinery. The strategies generated and honed by adaptive survival circuits in humans, which we call the survival optimization system (SOS), are controlled by both conscious and implicit systems.

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Additional Information:© 2018 Taylor & Francis. Published online: 21 Mar 2018.
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Official Citation:Brian Silston & Dean Mobbs (2018) Detecting and Responding to Threats in the Natural World, Psychological Inquiry, 29:1, 28-31, DOI: 10.1080/1047840X.2018.1435708
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:11 Apr 2018 18:35
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