Coming undone: What COVID-19 pandemic policies have done to our psyche

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Coming undone: What COVID-19 pandemic policies have done to our psyche

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Our tendency to lock on to perceived threats is a remnant of our hunter-gatherer brains, anthropologist Samuel Veissière says. From a “fitness survival perspective,” it’s important to be able to identify threats in the environment. “We only became a predator much later in evolutionary history,” Veissière says. So we tend to over interpret risks. The human mind, he says, is very bad at estimating probability. Read More

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