Archive for Joseph LeDoux

Comment: More Good News for the Insecurely Attached—Increased Intelligence

In earlier posts I talked about research that suggests that insecurely attached people are better at recognizing and reacting to danger. In these studies researchers gather a group of people in a room and then pump harmless smoke under the door. As it turns out, it is the insecurely attached people who first recognize the […]

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The Risk of Risk: LeDoux on How the Scene Implies Danger

In my last post I mentioned that Bowlby pulls from ethology when he tells us that humans and many higher order animals have certain innate fears: darkness sudden large changes of stimulus level including: loud noises sudden movement strange people (or strange animals) strange things “The explanation of why individuals should so regularly respond to […]

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Summarizing Neurologist Elkhonon Goldberg’s Book Entitled “The New Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes in a Complex World” (Part III)

When I was a boy back in the 1960s I enjoyed watching country singer Mel Tillis on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. (How a young boy was able to stay up past his bedtime to watch late night TV without his parents knowing is a story for another day.) I remember feeling bad for […]

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