This is your brain on terrorism

March 20, 2017 | Courtesy of vox.com

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Why sensationalized terrorism coverage makes us overreact to risk.

For most Americans, terrorism is only ever experienced through a television screen or front page of a newspaper. Despite generating massive headlines, terrorism kills a shockingly small number of Americans every year, especially when compared to a problem like gun violence. In terms of the public’s attention, terrorism takes up a lot more space than its death toll warrants.

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