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Columbia Neurologists Discover Neurocircuit of Fear Response
Columbia University researchers have discovered the brain's mechanism for keeping frightening or otherwise emotionally intense stimuli from interfering with normal functioning.
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Brain Study Shows Fears Learned From Others Same As Fears Experienced Firsthand
The brain uses similar neural processes to learn fears whether through personal experience or social observation, show NYU psychologists. Subjects in the study watched a video that showed another person receiving electric shocks connected to a colored squa...
MRIs Reveal Highly Distinct Branches Of Anxiety
Anxiety is a word used to describe feelings associated with both worry and fear. However, a new study by University of Illinois psychologists provides evidence for that these are actually two types of anxiety so different they take place in opposite hemisph...
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Researchers examine how the human brain reacts to terrifying thoughts.
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9/11 Continues to Impact America's Mental Health
Fear of terrorism following the September 11th attacks continues to impact the mental health of American citizens on a micro-level, shows a new study focusing not on New Yorkers, but rather, Midwesterners.
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