return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
click here for TortoiseTown.com  
Click here for Freedom Breeder Cages
25 species of captive-bred tortoises
Click Here for Tortoise Town!
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Snake . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Lizard . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Amph. and Reptile Society Meeti - Dec. 28, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Amph. and Reptile Society Meeti - Oct. 26, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Suncoast Herp Society Meeting - Oct. 27, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Richmond Reptile Expo - Oct. 27, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Reptilian Nation Expo - Oct. 27-28, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon West Palm Beach - Oct. 27-28, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Baton Rouge - Oct. 27-28, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Chicago Herpetological Society Meeting - Oct. 31, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  2018 Herp Law Symposium - Oct.31-Nov.01,2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Central Illinois Herp Society Meeting - Nov. 01, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . 

full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
Click here for cbreptile.com
pool banner - $50 year

RI Press: Snakes on the Brain

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Books & Literature ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: W von Papinešu at Wed Apr 2 19:16:33 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by W von Papinešu ]  
   

WLNE (Providence, Rhode Island) 28 March 08 Snakes on the Brain
Slithering snakes, reptiles that inspire disgust in many people -- and downright terror in others.
Now psychology researchers studying toddlers say that avoiding snakes may be innate.
University of Virginia's Judy Deloache began with the theory that spotting a snake is a survival skill that may have been passed on in peoples' genes.
She and her colleagues first tested for this in adults, but what about young children who've never seen a snake?
Do they have an inborn abilty to spot the reptiles?
Deloache points out that if that ability is inborn, then it isn't going anywhere, but she hopes understanding it may help ease the fears of those, like her, who have snakes on the brain.
Snakes on the Brain


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Show Entire Thread ]