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The fear of the unknown makes us more stressed

29 March 2016

Knowing that there is a small chance of getting a painful electric shock can lead to significantly more stress than knowing that you will definitely be shocked, finds study led by PhD student Archy de Berker, Dr Robb Rutledge and Dr Sven Bestmann (all UCL Institute of Neurology). Read: Daily Mail, More: Telegraph, Washington Post, Daily Express, TIME, Wired, Times (£), Huffington Post, Forbes, City AM, Daily Express (2), Times of India, UCL News, Listen: BBC 5 Live 'Up All Night' (from 36 minutes 30 seconds)