Better safe than sorry? The safety margin surrounding the body is increased by anxiety.

Abstract

The defensive peripersonal space represents a "safety margin" advantageous for survival. Its spatial extension and the possible relationship with personality traits have never been investigated. Here, in a population of 15 healthy human participants, we show that the defensive peripersonal space has a sharp boundary, located between 20 and 40 cm from the… (More)
DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0706-13.2013

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