How does our brain process fear? Study investigates | Medical News Today

Do you live a life in fear of something, and does it affect how and what you do?

  • When faced with something that you fear how do you react? do you run, or do you face it?
  • How do we make these choices?
  • Why do we react the way that we do?

The following article discusses the future possibility of new treatments, for the field of mental health medicines / treatments, after researchers found the brain circuit that is involved in processing fear, and the ‘fight-or- flight’ response.

The ‘fight-or-flight’ response (also known as ‘hyperarousal’, or the ‘acute-stress response’), was first described by Walter Bradford Cannon as a physiological reaction that occurs in response to a perceived harmful event, trauma, attack, or threat to survival.

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How does our brain process fear? Study investigates | Medical News Today

  |  Published: Sunday 12 February 2017

 

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