Originally Posted by HRoi
Why does the state of bewilderment make you scratch your head? Physiological or learned response ?? 🤔
I've wondered this about a lot of things. In particular, I wonder how much different our mannerisms are than people who lived before things like TV, and whether the stuff we see characters do is based upon real behavior or vice versa.
I remember reading a book some years back where the author talked about people stopping or falling down when they get shot, and how it's a learned response, rather than the immediate effect of the wound. She also cited reports from a battle against people who'd never seen a gun before, and the person who documented it noted that the people just kept coming despite being shot. In the reports it was attributed to the enemy being possessed savages, but the theory is that it was actually because they'd never been conditioned to believe that shot = down/stopped.