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Frog in your throat? Stress might be to blame for vocal issues

July 25, 2019

Glossophobia, or the fear of public speaking, often comes up in lists of greatest fears. Such anxiety can…
Therapy dogs reduce children’s fear, anxiety during dentist appointments

May 3, 2019

A new Case Western Reserve University study found that children visiting the dentist reported reduced situational fear when…
Suppressing negative emotions during health scare may whip up spiral of fear

July 12, 2018

Trying to suppress worries during a health scare, like the recent Zika outbreak, may lead to an ever-intensifying…
Negative Information Becomes more Negative and Impervious to Correction as it Spreads Person to Person

June 13, 2018

According to new research conducted by the University of Warwick, news stories about terrorism, disease outbreaks, natural disasters,…
Itsy bitsy spider: Fear of spiders and snakes is deeply embedded in us

October 26, 2017

Snakes and spiders evoke fear and disgust in many people. Even in developed countries lots of people are…
Eye Patterns in Children: The Development of Anxiety and Emotion

August 18, 2017

We spend a lot of time looking at the eyes of others for social cues – it helps…
Where does innate fear come from?

January 24, 2017

The 20th century has seen an explosion of scientific efforts made to reveal the biological substrates of cognitive…
Analyzing brain patterns may help neuroscientists increase people’s confidence, reduce fear

December 17, 2016

A new technique of analyzing brain patterns appears to help people overcome fear and build self-confidence. The approach,…
Reconditioning the brain to overcome fear

November 22, 2016

Researchers have discovered a way to remove specific fears from the brain, using a combination of artificial intelligence…
Pinpointing a brain circuit that can keep fears at bay

September 28, 2016

People who are too frightened of flying to board an airplane, or too scared of spiders to venture…
Brain Regions of PTSD Patients Show Differences During Fear Responses

December 16, 2015

Regions of the brain function differently among people with post-traumatic stress disorder, causing them to generalize non-threatening events…
‘Changing’ memories could hold key to effective treatment

September 15, 2015

QUT research will investigate whether a pioneering new therapy can “change” traumatic memories to benefit people living with…
No fear of falling

July 11, 2015

Wide eyes, clammy palms, racing heart–fear. It’s a common physiological reaction to heights in children and adults. Infants…
Ultra-realistic robot proves there’s more than one way to scare a fish

April 8, 2015

In the world of the tiny zebrafish, the predatory red tiger oscar is the stuff of nightmares. And…
A new neural circuit controls fear in the brain

January 19, 2015

Researchers discover a pathway in that mouse brain that regulates fear memory and behavior Some people have no…
Understanding how emotions ripple after terrorist acts

December 12, 2014

The 2013 Boston Marathon bombing motivated mass expressions of fear, solidarity, and sympathy toward Bostonians on social media…
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