Abstract

Rare inability to feel fear could shed light on potential anxiety treatments

Author(s): News & Views

The amygdala has been implicated in the propagation of the state of fear for over 50 years. Research published recently in Current Biology has now given the strongest indication yet that it is also responsible for triggering the fearful state. The publication from researchers at the University of Iowa (IA, USA) could provide novel targets for studies into post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) therapeutics.


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