By: Ian Sample Science editor | Doubting death: how our brains shield us from mortal truth | Neuroscience | The Guardian
Brain seems to categorise death as something that only befalls other people
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That’s because, researchers say, our brains do their best to keep us from dwelling on our inevitable demise. A study found that the brain shields us from existential fear by categorising death as an unfortunate event that only befalls other people.