A Food-Seeking Circuit in the Brain That Can Override Hunger or “Fullness” Signals May Shed Light on Eating Disorders
Research that was initially focused on fear, anxiety, and defensive behaviors has resulted in a series of unexpected discoveries that have shed new light on eating behaviors, and, possibly, on eating… Read More
Microbe Types in the Infant Gut May Impact How They Respond to Fear
Although as adults we may think of fear as an emotion best avoided or kept to a minimum, the emergence of fear behavior at the beginning of life is a vital part of early development. It helps us to… Read More
Experiments in Rodents Suggest Feasibility of Modifying or Erasing Traumatic Fear Memories
Researchers led by BBRF Scientific Council member and 2017 Distinguished Investigator Stephen Maren, Ph.D., report they have demonstrated in animal experiments the ability to retrieve and weaken or… Read More
Unconscious Exposure to a Feared Stimulus Can Reduce Fear, Study Shows
For many years, exposure therapy has been a first-line behavioral treatment for people diagnosed with anxiety disorders such as social phobia and PTSD that involve a paralyzing or disabling fear. Read More
Non-invasive Brain Stimulation Reduced Fear and Anxiety in a Preliminary Trial
Researchers have reported success in a preliminary effort to use non-invasive brain stimulation to reduce fear and anxiety. The placebo-controlled trial involved 19 healthy human subjects who were… Read More