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Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Brain organization of our defensive fear system.
Mobbs et al. show that higher forebrain areas are involved in early-threat responses, including the assignment and control of fear, whereas imminent danger results in fast more "hard-wired" defensive reactions mediated by our midbrain.
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