The neuroscience of stage fright — and how to cope with it

Public speaking is one of our most common fears, topping flying, financial ruin, sickness, and even death. The fear can get so bad that people become physically ill before getting on stage. But this fear — often called performance anxiety or stage fright — extends beyond the pressure to perform in the moment. It's… » 10/10/12 10:04am 10/10/12 10:04am