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09 September 2011

Sick body, vigilant mind

We know that in keeping the body physically healthy, the mind both conscious and unconscious is a principal actor.

We know that in keeping the body physically healthy, the mind, both conscious and unconscious, is a principal actor.

"When people have been recently sick, and therefore recently activated their physiological immune systems, they are more likely to pay attention to and display avoidance of disfigured faces"—which they read, like a rash or a sneeze, as a sign of contagion, says University of Kentucky psychologist Saul Miller. Miller conducted the study with Jon K. Maner of Florida State University.

 
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