Why Do We Worry? | Beth Weinstock

September 12, 2014 7:00 PM

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It's back to school and back to work and that usually means lots of prep, lots to organize and lots of attention to stress and anxiety. Why is it that we rev up our worrying as we shift into the fall season? One answer lies in the nature of our brains.

As humans, we are wired to worry and to deal with what is called the 'negativity bias.' Back in cave-dwelling times, when we battled dangerous environments without sophisticated weaponry, when we needed to protect our vulnerable human bodies against animals that could attach us, we had only our brai...

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