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Why emotions are attention-getters

Strong, direct wiring in brain connects feelings with focus

5:16pm, April 10, 2012

Nerve cells from the brain’s emotion hub talk directly to a region that doles out attention, a study of monkeys shows. The connection, described in the April 11 Journal of Neuroscience, may help explain how people automatically focus on emotional events.

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