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Anxiety heightens awareness


Being of a nervous disposition and being anxious at a given moment affects the amount of attention people pay to what is going on around them, researchers have discovered.

A study carried out by the University of Granada looked at the impact of both trait anxiety, which is when a tendancy to feel anxious is a part of a person’s personality, and state anxiety, which is an emotional reaction raised in response to a stressful situation.


Readers' comments (4)

  • How much do these people get paid to state the bleeding obvious?

    This has been the case since mankind first started to walk on two legs!

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  • Well said Mike!

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  • How on earth do they get away with this sort of clap trap research? Next thing they will be given a Phd, then we will have to put up with their bewildering notions in the Workplace.
    Lets have a competiton to suggest programmes of research into stating the obvious.
    Here are a couple to start us off.
    Nurses who use Public Transport spend less on petrol than those who drive to work.
    People who hear voices never hear anything good said about them..mmm that might be a good one.

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  • people who hear voices are most likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia

    Phd please, thank you

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