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How Your Brain Prevents You From Getting Sick

Experts say human beings have an emotionally driven defense shield called the ‘behavioral immune system’

Have you recently dodged a person sneezing at the store by instinct or automatically taken a few steps back when you pass someone without a mask on? These behaviors could be part of an adaptive response…



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Ashley Abramson

Writer-mom hybrid. Health & psychology stories in NYT, WaPo, Allure, Real Simple, & more.