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Chinese scientists discovered the mechanism of suppression of the fear of death

Researchers from Peking University, experimentally determined which areas of the brain associated with perception of words, typically associated with death. The studies were first shown a curious response mechanism in the brain related topics.

Specialists conducted a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain 20 women volunteers, who at that time read the words and phrases "mournful character." The latter consisted of a relatively neutral colored tokens such as "cemetery" and "corpse", and emotionally vivid symbols of processes such as "beheading" and "killing."

All these words are "diluted" by others, as carrying a negative sense, non-fatal, or just neutral, said "membrane.".

Chinese scientists have found that the reminder of death reduces the activity in two brain areas - the so-called insular lobe cortex (lobus insularis) and cingulate (gyrus cinguli).

Share an island traditionally associated with self-awareness of personality, and partly to the perception of the senses and movements. Additional studies have allowed scientists to establish that the more a person associates the "death" of a word with the actual death, the lower in their perception of his activity of this brain region.

Thus, automatically creates a barrier that softens perceptions of morbid topic of death.

Consciousness of death and suppression of negative effects from such thoughts - it is uniquely human quality, but it is surprisingly associated with the ancient structures of the brain, says neurologist Philip Servos from Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada. At the same time, scientists have not yet taken to assert that less-developed animals have a similar mechanism of repression.

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