Gut Organisms Impact the Ability to Extinguish Fear
Research in recent years has suggested linkages between the microbial content of the human gut and brain and behavior disorders. But results have widely been viewed as preliminary. Now, a team of… Read More
Researchers Pinpoint Biological Differences Underlying the Way Males and Females Process Fear Memories
Males and females have different susceptibility to trauma- and stress-related disorders like anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), past studies have revealed. For instance, women develop… Read More
Microbes In Our Gut Can Affect Our Emotions
Studies in animals are helping reveal how the microbes that live in our guts can affect our emotions. According to research reported August 25, 2017, in the journal Microbiome, dozens of gene-… Read More
Complexity of a Cell Network Regulating a Fear Circuit
The brain’s astonishing complexity has been appreciated for over 100 years, when pioneers first looked at the profusion of branching structures that connect individual nerve cells under a microscope… Read More
Brain Circuit Board
Fear and anxiety are often described as primal responses to danger, with their emotional and physiological components triggered by a single fear circuit in the brain. But in the September 9 issue of… Read More