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Image of the Day: Red Alert

By | November 9, 2017

Researchers unveil the neural basis of alertness in larval zebrafish.   

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The Benefits of Trepidation

By | November 1, 2017

While wiping fear from our brains may seem attractive, the emotion is an essential part of our behavioral repertoire.

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Infographic: The Rubber-Hand Illusion

By | May 1, 2017

Simultaneous stroking of one's real hand and a fake limb can lead that person to embody the fake on as their own.

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Trumping Science?

By | November 11, 2016

How will the research enterprise fare under a Donald Trump administration? The scientific community reacts.

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Week in Review: June 22–26

By | June 26, 2015

Neanderthal-human hybrid discovered; the neurobiology of fear behavior; and an insulin patch that responds to high glucose levels in mice

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The Brain on Fear

By | June 25, 2015

Scientists uncover the neurons in the mouse brain responsible for linking the sight of a looming object to scared behavior.

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Fruit Fly Fear

By | May 15, 2015

Drosophila exhibit component behaviors of the fear response, suggesting that researchers might use the model organisms to investigate the neural underpinnings of the emotion.

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Rat Odors Teach Fear

By | July 30, 2014

Rodent pups can learn to fear a stimulus through the odor signals given by their mother.

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Preventing Fear

By | February 24, 2014

Scientists identify hippocampal neurons involved in encoding fear in mice.

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Inherited Fears

By | December 2, 2013

Mice appear to pass certain fears onto their offspring, according to a new study.

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