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New Research Says Anxiety Could Actually Be A Life Saving Sixth Sense

People see anxiety as a bad thing, and for many, it's completely debilitating. But according to some research, anxiety may actually be a type of sixth sense, a quick reaction to danger or other potential issues.

The brain reacts to stuff pretty quickly. Certain parts of the brain react to danger as fast as within 200 milliseconds. That's pretty quick! Even more astonishing was that people who experience anxiety experienced a completely different reaction to danger than their non-anxious counterparts.

Related: New Research Says Worry And Anxiety Are Linked To High IQ

The reason why is fascinating. People with anxiety process threats in an area of the brain that also governs action. People without anxiety process threats in the part of the brain responsible for face recognition.

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