Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Well, Fuck You, Amygdala

"If the mere thought of fingernails scraping along a blackboard makes you cringe, blame your amygdala. Scientists have discovered that this primitive almond-shaped brain region is behind our aversion to high-pitched sounds."

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This explains my reaction to Natalie Portman's performance in The Phantom Menace.

hershmire (#233,671)

"‘Although there’s still much debate as to why our ears are most sensitive in this range, it does include sounds of screams which we find intrinsically unpleasant.’"

Oh, dear, please do stop screaming. It is quite unpleasant.

Fuofdeat (#241,053)

This was an excellent article. It has some valuable content on this topic. Thank you for compiling it into an easy to read and well written post.

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