fear
Fruit Fly Fear
Fruit Fly Fear
Jenny Rood | 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.
Rat Odors Teach Fear
Rat Odors Teach Fear
Kerry Grens | Jul 30, 2014
Rodent pups can learn to fear a stimulus through the odor signals given by their mother.
Preventing Fear
Preventing Fear
Jef Akst | Feb 24, 2014
Scientists identify hippocampal neurons involved in encoding fear in mice.
Inherited Fears
Inherited Fears
Jef Akst | Dec 2, 2013
Mice appear to pass certain fears onto their offspring, according to a new study.
Overcoming Fears While Napping
Overcoming Fears While Napping
Kate Yandell | Sep 22, 2013
Repeated exposure to fear-associated stimuli during short bouts of sleep made study participants less frightened of related provocations once they awoke.
Manipulating Mouse Memory
Manipulating Mouse Memory
Chris Palmer | Jul 25, 2013
Researchers deliver bursts of light to specific cells in the mouse hippocampus to implant false memories about a fearful event.
Opioid Receptors Implicated in PTSD
Opioid Receptors Implicated in PTSD
Dan Cossins | Jun 7, 2013
A compound that targets a particular opioid receptor in the amygdala reduces the formation of PTSD-like systems in mice subjected to severe trauma.
Scaring Those Who Have No Fear
Scaring Those Who Have No Fear
Kate Yandell | Feb 5, 2013
Scientists found a way to cause panic attacks in women with amygdala damage.
Soldiers' Amygdalae Show Scars
Kerry Grens | Aug 30, 2011
A year and a half after soldiers have returned from war, impairments in the regulatory circuitry of the amygdala remain.
Fish fear from above
Fish fear from above
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 15, 2011
Coral reefs are fraught with danger for herbivores such as damselfish and tangs. Venturing out from the safety of the reef’s colorful cracks and crevices to feed means risking being devoured by predators that patrol the warm waters.