Brain Circuitry for Fear and Anxiety Is the Same on fMRI
Brain Circuitry for Fear and Anxiety Is the Same on fMRI
A study in people fails to detect differences in the brain’s response to fear or anxiety, long thought to be controlled by different neural circuits.
Brain Circuitry for Fear and Anxiety Is the Same on fMRI
Brain Circuitry for Fear and Anxiety Is the Same on fMRI

A study in people fails to detect differences in the brain’s response to fear or anxiety, long thought to be controlled by different neural circuits.

A study in people fails to detect differences in the brain’s response to fear or anxiety, long thought to be controlled by different neural circuits.

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Infographic: What Social Isolation Can Mean for the Brain
Infographic: What Social Isolation Can Mean for the Brain
Catherine Offord | Jul 13, 2020
People who show low social engagement over long periods of time often show reductions in cognitive function. Studies of the brain may provide clues about this correlation.
Karaoke-Sleep Study Links Disrupted REM With Poor Memory Processing
Karaoke-Sleep Study Links Disrupted REM With Poor Memory Processing
Katarina Zimmer | Jul 11, 2019
An unusual experiment suggests that interrupted REM sleep can interfere with the amygdala’s ability to process emotional memories overnight—in this case, the distressing memories of listening to oneself sing out of tune.
Defeating Fear Depends on Amygdala Suppression
Defeating Fear Depends on Amygdala Suppression
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 31, 2018
Researchers determine the neurological mechanics underpinning a technique to extinguish fearful memories using goal-directed eye movements.
Distinct Regions Drive Responses to Anxiety, Fear
Distinct Regions Drive Responses to Anxiety, Fear
Catherine Offord | Dec 31, 2017
Researchers map brain activity associated with a person’s anticipation of or direct confrontation with danger.
Infographic: Anticipation Versus Confrontation
Infographic: Anticipation Versus Confrontation
Catherine Offord | Dec 31, 2017
The brain is activated differently when it’s contemplating, rather than directly facing, a threat.
Contributors
Contributors
Jef Akst and Bob Grant | Oct 31, 2017
Meet some of the people featured in the November 2017 issue of The Scientist.
Image of the Day: Fear Center
Image of the Day: Fear Center
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 26, 2017
A set of neurons in the brain’s central amygdala plays a key role in forming memories of aversive experiences, scientists find in mice.  
The Cellular Hallmarks of Consciousness
The Cellular Hallmarks of Consciousness
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 21, 2017
Recording from single neurons of epilepsy patients, neuroscientists show that both the strength and timing of neuronal firing are important to consciously perceive a visual object. 
Scientists Activate Predatory Instinct in Mice
Scientists Activate Predatory Instinct in Mice
Diana Kwon | Jan 15, 2017
A new study reveals how the amygdala is involved in controlling predatory behavior in mice.