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Researchers have found a general tendency for humans to fear things approaching, even if non-threatening.
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Researchers have found neurons that prevent mice from forming fearful memories in an area of the brain called the hippocampus.
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.
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.
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.
Last Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013, 16:18
Smells could be used to calm fears - while people are asleep, a new study suggests.
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.
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.