Delicate Balance in the Way Your Brain Controls Fear

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Fear begins in your brain

The eerie music in the movie theater swells; the roller coaster crests and begins its descent; something goes bump in the night. Suddenly, you’re scared: your heart thumps, your stomach clenches, your throat tightens, your muscles freeze you in place.

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Finding Fear: Neuroscientists Locate Where It Is Stored In The Brain

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For the first time, neuroscientists have located the neurons responsible for fear conditioning in the mammalian brain

Fear is a powerful emotion, and neuroscientists have for the first time located the neurons responsible for fear conditioning in the mammalian brain. Fear conditioning is a form of Pavlovian, or associative, learning and is considered to be a model system for understanding human phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder and other anxiety disorders.

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Morning People And Night Owls Show Different Brain Function

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Scientists have found that there are significant differences in the way our brains function depending on whether we’re early risers or night owls

Are you a “morning person” or a “night owl?”

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‘Life Force’ Linked To Body’s Ability To Withstand Stress

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An outgoing personality — especially in senior women — may increase the human ability to withstand stress

Our ability to withstand stress-related, inflammatory diseases may be associated, not just with our race and sex, but with our personality as well, according to a study published in the July issue of the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity. Especially in aging women, low levels of the personality trait extraversion may signal that blood levels of a key inflammatory molecule have crossed over a threshold linked to a doubling of risk of death within five years.

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Red Enhances Men’s Attraction To Women?…

 

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 YEA… Red is my new favorite color

A groundbreaking study by two University of Rochester psychologists to be published online Oct. 28 by the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology adds color—literally and figuratively—to the age-old question of what attracts men to women… (pics)

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