fear Tag

COVID-19 travel guide

A global epidemic of misinformation is proliferating and the fear induced by this has created pandemonium all around. The rapid spread of deceptive information through social media and other platforms is creating serious problems for public health. The fear of falling prey to Covid-19 is even more contagious than the disease itself. Constant stress impedes productive activities and can lead to severe problems such as...

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misinformation

Northeastern University, along with Harvard University collaborated to put together a conference on the hot yet serious topic of fake news. Many people, including social media gurus to political scientists, attended the convention held in Harvard’s law school. David Lazer, a renowned professor of Political Science at the Northeastern, along with Harvard professor Matthew Baum organised the entire conference.   “A well-functioning democracy requires a healthy ecosystem...

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Fear

It is in human nature to fear the unknown. When we don’t know what is going to happen or what is coming next. Most phobias work on ‘what if’. What if I drown? What if something comes out of the dark? Such questions arising in our minds are what get us reeling. We get anxious and start panicking.   Feelings of fear “often have to do with...

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fear

Fear is a deeply wired fundamental reaction that has evolved over the history of biology in order to protect organisms against the perceived threat to their existence or integrity. We are all aware of it, but what actually happens in our brain when we are afraid? Ajay Satpute, an assistant professor of psychology at Northeastern University is probing through people’s brains as they face their...

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