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Steven Kotler: The Neuroscience Of Negativity: Why Pessimism in the Media Works


The human brain is designed to flag and amplify the importance of negative news. But why? Bestselling author Steven Kotler explains that we are evolved creatures of fear and danger, as much as we are seekers of happiness and wellbeing. Kotler helps us put pessimism in the media into perspective.

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