On the sixth day of our #ScienceAdvent, we would like to talk about a debunked concept in neuroscience: learned helplessness. In short, it turns out that helplessness is not actually learned, but it's the default response when faced with prolonged inescapable adversity.
What we find really cool is also the fact that some of the researchers who popularized the concept and conducted a lot of research on it are the same who realized they had gotten it backwards.
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Millions of people on one side, just one person on the other. Millions of people walking by on the other side of the road instead of offering some advice or assistance.
What are you gonna do? Nothing. There's no point.
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