Monday FORUM, 9-12-11: Skepticality--"Extreme Fear"

WHFR Monday Forum

"Skepticality" is a frequent podcast produced by The Skeptics Society, founded by professor and author Michael Schermer. Fear is a complex and a mysterious force that can, at times, sabotage our ability to think clearly, drive us to blind panic, or give us seemingly superhuman speed, strength, and powers of perception. In this episode, host Derek Colanduno talks with author and daredevil Jeff Wise, contributing editor for Popular Mechanics and Travel + Leisure about his latest book, "Extreme Fear: The Science of Your Mind in Danger," which recounts Jeff’s “I’ll Try Anything” adventures as well as the science that illuminates the complexities behind our body’s responses to fear.