Fear

Fear

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... 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... 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... Read More
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Children born to older fathers have a higher risk of developing mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorders... Read More
TAKEAWAY: Researchers have identified a molecular pathway in a specific neural connection in the brain that is disrupted in patients with 22q11 deletion syndrome, a genetic error that is associated with schizophrenia. The pathway, which relies on a microRNA called miR-338-3p, is involved in neural communication between regions of the brain that are likely involved in auditory hallucinations and psychosis, suggesting it may be a potential drug target for alternative therapeutic strategies
In people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) , fear-associated brain circuits overreact to cues that are similar to—but not the... Read More