Graeme Newell

The Delightfully Curious Way Our Brain Picks our Fears

Your brain has a big problem – it’s afraid of the wrong stuff.

For decades now, researchers have asked average people to list the things that frighten them the most. Two things really stand out:

1) Most all of the top fears are not life threatening.

2) The list of top fears changes wildly almost every year.

This short video explains the curiously irrational way that our brain picks the things that continually frighten and haunt us.