39A – Halloween Special II: Effects of Fear on Perception & Performance

Is fear in a performer a debilitating problem that must be overcome? Or can freezing from fear actually improve our ability to perceive and act?
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Ready and waiting: Freezing as active action preparation under threat
Simulated self-motion alters perceived time to collision
Freezing promotes perception of coarse visual features
Seeing fearful body language rapidly freezes the observer’s motor cortex


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