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How Does The Brain Process Fear?
2013-02-05 04:55:00

A new study from the University of Iowa recently found the amygdala, an almond-shaped area of the brain, is not the only part of the brain managing fear; other regions, such as the brainstem, the insular cortex and the diencephalon, also play a role.

Effect Of Acid In The Brain
2012-05-18 13:57:21

UI team develops new way to look at brain function

2009-11-25 14:50:32

Breathing carbon dioxide can trigger panic attacks, but the biological reason for this effect has not been understood.

2009-04-29 08:33:56

A brain protein involved in fear behavior and anxiety may represent a new target for depression therapies, according to a study by researchers at the University of Iowa and the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.