A vivid emotional experience requires the right genetics

Emotional punch makes us see the world in Technicolor, but some see it stronger than others

photo of a snake

In a new study, images such as this snake were perceived more vividly through visual noise, as shown at left. Some of this difference in perception may be due to our genes.

R. Todd

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