TIL 20% of humans have sensory processing sensitivity – a greater sensitivity and responsiveness to the environment and to social stimuli. Studies show these individuals are strongly affected by others’ moods, and have a higher brain activation of regions involved in attention and action planning.

Read more: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4086365/

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  1. Yeah that higher brain activation in areas involving attention and planning? It’s the exact opposite of helpful. It’s a frenetic beehive of hyper-thoughts trying to deal with all the input channels being constantly force-flooded by tsunamis.

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