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Brain Science Shows How Hunters Win or Lose at Survival

Friday, April 12, 2019

Brain Science Shows How Hunters Win or Lose at Survival

Why is someone who has everything he needs to survive being lost in the woods—including skills and supplies—found dead while someone else—with no gear or training—is found alive? Sure, some of it is chance, but survivors, no matter their nationality, religion or economic strata, share similar character traits and patterns of decision-making that increase their chances of making it out alive. If you’ve read Laurence Gonzales’ “Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies and Why” then you already know that you need to practice this way of living long before you get off course in a blinding snow storm, your business fails or you’re diagnosed with cancer. If you’ve followed up that book with “Surviving Survival: The Art and Science of Resilience” then you know even more about how the brain processes survival and how you can use hunting, for example, to help heal post-traumatic stress disorder.

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