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Archive for February 26, 2014

Fear Factor- How it Works in the Brain


What are you afraid of? Like it or not your brain knows and now, scientists are starting to understand how it does it.

Scientists at Columbia University in New York have found the neurons responsible for preventing mice from forming fearful memories by looking at a part of the brain called the hippocampus [no, that isn’t where hippos go for an education; yes, that was a awful attempt at a joke].