Sunday, February 16, 2014

Some people can spot danger with their genes

A recent study from the University of British Columbia proves that more than half of people are able to spot danger, regardless of its type and severity. According to researcher Rebecca Todd, a professor with UBC`s department of psychology, people who have this specific gene variant experience more intense feelings and see the world differently. It is considered that this category of people experience and see the world in a more intense way, compared to everyday and normal people. Todd states that this genetic variant mostly influences the way how people experience and see the world. “The findings suggest people experience emotional aspects of the world partly through gene-colored glasses – and that biological variations at the genetic level can play a significant role in individual differences in perception”, she said. This study is published in Psychological Science and its co-author is Adam Anderson at Cornell University.

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