The Science of Human Fear

Last updated 23rd Apr 2017 2 followers
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A pinboard by miguelabriones

I am a PhD student studying the circuitry of fear and anxiety in the rodent and human brain.

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Your brain controls when you feel afraid. Understanding it is not as scary as you think.

Why do we feel afraid?

The circuit: There is a circuit in your brain, led by the amygdala, that super charges your body to feel what we, as humans, perceive as fear.

**The amygdala is resp...