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Why we fear things approaching us

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 18:37

Researchers have found a general tendency for humans to fear things approaching, even if non-threatening.

How brain suppresses fear

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 12:29

Researchers have found neurons that prevent mice from forming fearful memories in an area of the brain called the hippocampus.

`Smell of fear` can be passed down generations

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 11:42

A new study has revealed that memories can be passed down to later generations through genetic switches that allow offspring to inherit the experience of their ancestors.

Different regions of brain processes different types of fear

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 13:57

Researchers have found that - at least in mice - different groups of neurons process different types of fear, even if they act out those fears in the same way.

How anxiety disorders treatment helps overcome fear

Last Updated: Sunday, November 03, 2013, 16:03

During exposure therapy, an effective and common treatment for anxiety disorders, the patient confronts a fear or memory of a traumatic event in a safe environment that leads to a gradual loss of fear.

Smells could be used to tackle fears

Last Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013, 16:18

Smells could be used to calm fears - while people are asleep, a new study suggests.

Watching others beat their fears may help diminish phobias

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 11:34

Watching another person interact safely with a supposedly harmful object could help reduce one`s fears, and prevent them from resurfacing later on, a new study has revealed.

How do babies learn to be afraid of heights?

Last Updated: Thursday, July 25, 2013, 23:15

Infants develop a fear of heights through their experiences while moving around their environments, a new research suggests.

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