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By Eric Loo

What's right about M'sia?

We tend to mull over the bad things that happen to us than ponder on the good ones. Studies in psychology theorise that negative events, which trigger a "fight or flight" response, cause more heightened activities in the regions of the brain that deal with emotions - the frontal lobes and amygdala. The more negative the events, the more activities in these regions; hence, the more indelible the memory and negative recall.