How our brain diminishes fear

Have you ever felt fear after making an investment decision? I have. Today’s article discusses the mechanisms our brain’s use to diminish fear.

Article Introduction (Via Science Daily)

Humans have developed complex thought processes that can help to regulate their emotions, but these processes are also linked with evolutionarily older mechanisms that are common across species, according to a study by neuroscientists at New York and Rutgers universities.

Article Excerpts (Via Science Daily)

“Previous work in rodents and humans has linked the interaction of the brain’s amygdala and ventral medial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC) to the extinction of fear.”

“Our results suggest that even though humans may have developed unique capabilities for using complex cognitive strategies to control emotion, these strategies may influence the amygdala through evolutionarily shared mechanisms of extinction,”

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13. September 2008 by Miguel Barbosa
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