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 Sweatshirt featuring the painting Fear-potentiated Startle by Squid XIII




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Our hoodies are made from a 75% cotton / 25% polyester blend and are available in five different sizes.   All hoodies are machine washable.

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Sweatshirt Reviews (83)

Average Rating (4.77 Stars):

February 12th, 2019


February 2nd, 2019

I never received my hoodie i didn't want to mske an issue of it as it is a persistent problem with the shippers they continually leave things unnatennded we had to go buy something else certainly not aa personal as this but it was time sensitive thank you for concern

February 1st, 2019

I haven't received my order. Its been one month and still waiting. Hopefully I'll get it soon.

January 5th, 2019

Simply marvelous!! Fantastic artwork.........

January 5th, 2019

Great Christmas present. High quality.

January 5th, 2019

Proud to give this as a Christmas.

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Fear-potentiated startle (FPS) is a reflexive physiological reaction to a presented stimulus, and is an indicator of the fear reaction in an organism. The FPS response can be elicited in the face of any threatening stimulus (e.g., any object, person or situation that would cause someone to experience feelings of fear), but it can also be elicited by a neutral stimulus as a result of fear conditioning, a process that occurs when a benign stimulus comes to evoke fear and anxiety upon being paired with a traumatic or fear-provoking event. The stimulus in question is usually of auditory (e.g., loud noise) or visual (e.g., bright light) nature, and startle response measures include eyeblink rates and pulse/heart rate.The negative impact of heightened FPS in the face of neutral stimuli can be treated pharmacologically, using psychotropic medications that are typically used to reduce anxiety in humans. Recent literature, moreover, has implicated increased FPS responses as a correlate in Postt...

About Squid XIII

Based in Detriot (ish), MI, Squid XIII is a Veteran and self-taught painter, photographer, philosopher, and general purpose creator who explores several mediums. Squid XII began painting in art therapy at the VA to digest lost memories and cope with PTSD. I was hesitant at first and lacked confidence. But when I was taught the basic rhythm of painting ocean scapes I found that I was able to recover a little of what I left behind during my deployments in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Black sea. I am completely captivated by horror, visceral half understood nightmares. I love to use my brush and paints to bring to life hard to describe personal stress and trauma. Other days, I enjoy capturing silly photos of my cat Cthulhu as she tries to...

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