Some people are genetically predisposed to spot danger

| | October 16, 2013
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A new study from the University of British Columbia has found more than half of people are genetically predisposed to spot danger wherever it lurks.

A predisposition to see the negative in the environment may proffer an evolutionary advantage to those who carry it, keeping them from harm’s way.

“These individuals may be more likely to pick out angry faces in a crowd of people,” said Todd. “Outdoors, they might notice potential hazards – places you could slip, loose rocks that might fall – instead of seeing the natural beauty.”

Read the full, original story here: Some people’s genes allow them to spot danger: UBC study

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