Book Excerpt from <em>The Nature of Fear</em>
Book Excerpt from The Nature of Fear
In the book’s prologue, author Daniel T. Blumstein explains his introduction to the study of fear.
Book Excerpt from The Nature of Fear
Book Excerpt from The Nature of Fear

In the book’s prologue, author Daniel T. Blumstein explains his introduction to the study of fear.

In the book’s prologue, author Daniel T. Blumstein explains his introduction to the study of fear.

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The Sound and the Fear
The Sound and the Fear
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2020
See University of California, Los Angeles, animal behavior researcher Dan Blumstein explain common characteristics of vocalizations that express fearful emotions.
Wielding Fear
Wielding Fear
Bob Grant | Oct 1, 2020
The primordial emotion is apt to run amok. But harnessing it can lead to responsible behavior and sound thinking.
Contributors
Contributors
Amanda Heidt | Oct 1, 2020
Meet some of the people featured in the October 2020 issue of The Scientist.
Opinion: What Animals Can Teach Us About Fear
Opinion: What Animals Can Teach Us About Fear
Daniel T. Blumstein | Oct 1, 2020
Fear binds us to our human and nonhuman ancestors. Understanding the emotion can help us grapple with challenges we face today.
Brain Circuitry for Fear and Anxiety Is the Same on fMRI
Brain Circuitry for Fear and Anxiety Is the Same on fMRI
Amanda Heidt | Sep 21, 2020
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.
Study Probes Brain Activity in Survivors of Paris Terror Attacks
Study Probes Brain Activity in Survivors of Paris Terror Attacks
Jef Akst | May 1, 2020
Those who had developed PTSD appear to be less able to suppress unwanted memories—traumatic or not—suggesting a role for the general ability to control memory recall in the disorder.
How Manipulating Rodent Memories Can Elucidate Neurological Function
How Manipulating Rodent Memories Can Elucidate Neurological Function
Amber Dance | May 1, 2020
Strategies to make lab animals forget, remember, or experience false recollections probe how memory works, and may inspire treatments for neurological diseases.
How Mice Forget to Be Afraid
How Mice Forget to Be Afraid
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2020
The animals develop a new memory that overrides the fearful one by inhibiting the cells that encode the original memory.
Infographic: Messing with a Mouse&rsquo;s Memory
Infographic: Messing with a Mouse’s Memory
Amber Dance | May 1, 2020
Researchers have developed ways to manipulate neurons involved in a particular memory to make mice recall an experience or to remember something that never happened.