Latest News

Missing 'brake in the brain' can trigger anxiety

Fear, at the right level, can increase alertness and protect against dangers. Disproportionate fear, on the other hand, can disrupt the sensory perception, be disabling, reduce happiness and therefore become a danger in itself. In anxiety disorders, the fear is so strong that there is tremendous psychological strain and living a normal life seems impossible. Researchers have now found a possible explanation as to how social phobias and fear can be triggered in the brain: a missing inhibitory connection or missing ?brake? in the brain.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Verbal therapy could block consolidation of fear memories in trauma victims

  • Finding the body clock's molecular reset button

  • Your adolescent brain on alcohol: Changes last into adulthood

  • Brain balances perception and action when caught in an illusion

  • Stem-cell-based therapy promising for treatment of breast cancer metastases in the brain

  • Glimpses of how the brain transforms sound

  • How to stop a stroke in its tracks

  • Discovery may open door for treating fragile X carriers

  • Fat tissue controls brain's response to food scarcity, helping regulate optimal amount of body fat for brain function

  • New light shed on brain's source of power

  •