Dangerous Animals Capture and Maintain Attention in Humans

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Jessica L. Yorzinski ; Michael J. Penkunas ; Michael L. Platt ; Richard G. Coss (2014)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publishing
  • Journal: Evolutionary Psychology (issn: 1474-7049, eissn: 1474-7049)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1177/147470491401200304
  • Subject: Psychology | BF1-990
    mesheuropmc: education | genetic structures

Predation is a major source of natural selection on primates and may have shaped attentional processes that allow primates to rapidly detect dangerous animals. Because ancestral humans were subjected to predation, a process that continues at very low frequencies, we exa... View more
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