How Extreme Fear Shapes What We Remember

Faculty member in GMB and NS, Dr. Kerry J. Ressler, explains in a BBC article how extreme fear shapes what people remember.

"If you escape from a lion once, or you see someone else being eaten by a lion, you know to be afraid of that lion. That's very different from something like studying facts in a book, and activities that aren't emotionally arousing. That may make sense evolutionarily, because we want to prioritize things that are really important," explains Ressler.

Click here to read the full BBC article.