Science Daily: How to trigger innate fear response?

| Posted in Brain Disease, Brain Education, Brain Research

There are two types of fear: learned versus innate. The latter is known to be induced without any prior experience and is thus naturally encoded in the brain. A research team has now identified the brain circuit responsible for regulating the innate fear response. When animals encounter danger, they usually respond to the situation in one of two ways: to freeze or to flee. How do they make this quick decision in a life or death moment? (August 8, 2018)

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