Are Pessimistic Brains Different?

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    Pessimists tend to have a very negative outlook on life.

    New research shows that this outlook isn't their fault! Anthony discusses how the brain of a pessimist is very different than the brain of an optimist!

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    Read More:
    Positive, Negative Thinkers' Brains Revealed
    http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2014/positive-negative-thinkers-brains-revealed/
    "The ability to stay positive when times get tough - and, conversely, of being negative - may be hardwired in the brain, finds new research led by a Michigan State University psychologist."

    Optimism Is a Brain Defect, According to Functional MRI Scans
    http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2011-10/biased-brains-help-humans-always-look-bright-side-life
    "Pervasive, persistent optimism is one of those uniquely human traits/flaws - we tend to believe things are better than they really are, or that negative consequences won't befall us, even if they befall others."

    Can Science Explain Why I'm A Pessimist?
    http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-23229014
    "Many of us categorise ourselves as either optimist or pessimist, but what can science tell us about how we got that way and can we change, asks Michael Mosley."

    Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain
    http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/rainy_brain_sunny_brain
    "Generally speaking, I consider myself an optimist.

    I tend to look at the positive in a situation and don't react too negatively when stressed or disappointed."

    Is Pessimism Genetic? Research Shows Your Outlook Might Be Cloudy By Genetic Design
    http://www.medicaldaily.com/pessimism-genetic-research-shows-your-outlook-might-be-cloudy-genetic-design-259573
    "Pessimists can blame their woes and travails on bad genes, a new study has found."

    How Unrealistic Optimism is Maintained in the Face of Reality
    http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v14/n11/full/nn.2949.html
    "Unrealistic optimism is a pervasive human trait that influences domains ranging from personal relationships to politics and finance."

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB2264VyEfc

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