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Distinct Regions Drive Responses to Anxiety, Fear
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2018
Researchers map brain activity associated with a person’s anticipation of or direct confrontation with danger.
Infographic: Anticipation Versus Confrontation
Catherine Offord | Dec 31, 2017
The brain is activated differently when it’s contemplating, rather than directly facing, a threat.
Study: Autism Linked with Different Reactions to Chemical Signals
Shawna Williams | Nov 27, 2017
Responses to compounds in human sweat may help explain why people with autism spectrum disorder tend to struggle with social cues.
Image of the Day: Red Alert
Staff | Nov 9, 2017
Researchers unveil the neural basis of alertness in larval zebrafish.
The Benefits of Trepidation
Abigail Marsh | Nov 1, 2017
While wiping fear from our brains may seem attractive, the emotion is an essential part of our behavioral repertoire.
Infographic: The Rubber-Hand Illusion
Roman Liepelt and Jack Brooks | Apr 30, 2017
Simultaneous stroking of one's real hand and a fake limb can lead that person to embody the fake on as their own.
Bob Grant | Nov 11, 2016
How will the research enterprise fare under a Donald Trump administration? The scientific community reacts.
Week in Review: June 22–26
Jef Akst | Jun 26, 2015
Neanderthal-human hybrid discovered; the neurobiology of fear behavior; and an insulin patch that responds to high glucose levels in mice
The Brain on Fear
Ruth Williams | Jun 25, 2015
Scientists uncover the neurons in the mouse brain responsible for linking the sight of a looming object to scared behavior.
Fruit Fly Fear
Jenny Rood | May 15, 2015
exhibit component behaviors of the fear response, suggesting that researchers might use the model organisms to investigate the neural underpinnings of the emotion.