Jeff Wise, Author of Extreme Fear: The Science of Your Mind in Danger

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Science writer Jeff Wise, who is also a private pilot, discovered his own fear response when an assignment required him to bungee-jump off a cliff. He then wrote a book that explores the inner workings of our brains under stress, using many examples of aviators coping with extreme situations. He found that by understanding our own subconscious mechanisms, we can identify strategies to cope with and overcome fear. AVweb's Mary Grady interviewed Wise by phone at his home in New York City.