Why are we so bad at gauging risk? That’s the question we’re looking into today at 10:20.
We’ll talk about phobias, worrying, and why we react irrationally when faced with certain situations. Do you fears SARS more than the seasonal flu? Do you fear flying more than driving?
When do you act irrationally?
Here’s one of today’s guests, Joseph LeDoux, explaining how the amygdala, the emotional center of our brain, works: