Researchers identify clump of neurons that block, or allow, frightful memories into our minds

Fear is the mind killer.

Researchers map how our sensitivity to emotions change over time

In a bout of positive news, people are very good at spotting happiness throughout their lives. Anger and fear, not so much.

Scientists override fear response in humans using artificial intelligence and hard cash

Researchers think this method could help patients with PTSD and phobias.

Why some people are claustrophobic

A fraction of the world’s population will always take the stairs.

Flies feel fear too, but do they have other emotions as well?

Fruit flies experience fear, one of the primary emotions, according to a new research that suggests there’s much more to flies scattering about in the face of a swatter than a mere robotic reflex. But do the flies feel other emotions too? That’s an extremely difficult question to answer, since the researchers themselves aren’t even sure what they’ve been observing is genuine fear. It does, however, bear all the characteristics of fear. The findings are important since the show that other “lesser beings” that have a primitive nervous system like other insects or spiders might also experience fear, and possibly other emotions as well like happiness or sadness. Who knows, maybe love too?

Arachnophobia may be embedded in your DNA

Arachnophobia, the fear of spiders, is one of the most common phobias humans have. But out of all the spiders that live today, really very few are dangerous – so why is it that we fear them so much then? Researchers from Columbia University believe they might have found the answer to that – and it’s strictly related to human evolution.

Woman with no fear intrigues researchers

Courage is not the absence of fear, but being afraid and facing it; for a 44 year old woman who is referred to “SM” for privacy reasons, that is not an option – she can not feel fear, biologically. Researchers have tried and tried with their best techniques to scare her, but there was absolutely no result. Haunted houses, monsters,

It’s a fact – humans can smell fear too!

Since early childhood we’ve been told that if we are afraid of a dog which has turned violent, our furry buddy will “smell” our fear and we will eventually end up bitten. Not the most comfortable feeling ever…but as long as only animals can do it… Many species are known to release a chemical signal in order to warn other