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Life Sciences => Physiology & Medicine => Topic started by: tommya300 on 11/07/2010 23:04:45

Title: Why is it easier to remember the bad more then the good?
Post by: tommya300 on 11/07/2010 23:04:45
Is it really that easy?
Title: Why is it easier to remember the bad more then the good?
Post by: RD on 12/07/2010 02:00:22
Remembering negative emotional events increases the likelihood of survival, (so there is natural selection for it) …

Rabbit#1 who knows what a fox looks like because it remembers when one ate its relatives, is more likely to survive than rabbit#2 who witnessed the same bunnycide but could not recall it at some point in the future when a fox approached.


also see ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emotion_and_memory
Title: Why is it easier to remember the bad more then the good?
Post by: Geezer on 12/07/2010 07:10:59
Remembering negative emotional events increases the likelihood of survival, (so there is natural selection for it) …

Rabbit#1 who knows what a fox looks like because it remembers when one ate its relatives, is more likely to survive than rabbit#2 who witnessed the same bunnycide but could not recall it at some point in the future when a fox approached.


also see ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emotion_and_memory

Good point! When anything bad happens, it's better to run like 'ell first, and analyze second. (A life skill that's important to learn if you live near Glasgow.)
Title: Why is it easier to remember the bad more then the good?
Post by: RD on 13/07/2010 00:15:49
Good point! When anything bad happens, it's better to run like 'ell first, and analyze second.
 (A life skill that's important to learn if you live near Glasgow.)


Some scary Glaswegians ...

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I think the blood is a special effect, although it could be the photographer’s.  [:)]
Title: Why is it easier to remember the bad more then the good?
Post by: tommya300 on 13/07/2010 04:26:04
The 90s makes the 60s look like the 50s
So what about the 21st century and beyond? Look above? AAAH run fur De ills bro?
Maybe the next World Leader's Promotional Campaign?
Title: Why is it easier to remember the bad more then the good?
Post by: RD on 13/07/2010 06:09:15
Buckfast tonic wine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckfast_Tonic_Wine#Controversy) : preferred by five out of five wannabe homicidal maniacs ...

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The rooftop experience will come in handy when they are protesting about conditions in prison.