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Dreading Math Can Cause Real Pain (Is this the reason for the non-stop FEAR-MONGERING?)
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11/04/2012 12:59 AM
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"Worrying about a math test can quite literally hurt. The anticipation of doing math problems lights up pain networks in the brain for people with high levels of math anxiety, according to a new study.
While staring at the visual cue that signaled a math problem was on deck, the HMAs experienced a rush of activity in parts of the brain associated with pain perception, including the dorso-posterior insula and mid-cingulate cortex, the brain scans showed. And the higher their rating of math anxiety, the more such neural activity in their brain increased, the researchers found. Meanwhile, no such pattern was observed in those with low math anxiety.
Researchers have previously found that psychologically stressful events, including romantic breakups and social rejection, can cause physical sensations of pain. The new study suggests that simply anticipating a stressful event can cause actual pain as well."
Read more at: [link to news.yahoo.com]
So dreading an event can cause real pain... is that why TPTB are trying to keep us in a constant state of fear?