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Study maps how brain processes fear

A study published in the journal Brain and Cognition, coming from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas shows how brain activity occurs when a subject experiences fear.

Rats learn fear through odors

A new study has found that rodent pups can learn to fear a stimulus through the odor signals given by their mother. The findings suggest a mechanism for how animals might inherit the experiences of their parents.

The fear of losing your phone is a real phobia

Some researchers say that the fear of not having a cellphone that works should be added to psychiatry's diagnostic manual.

Is fear written all over your face?

Given a real fright, the blood can literally drain from a person’s face, leaving a white mask. For more subtle responses, scientists have used heat sensitive camera to detect ‘fear’.

Can fear be prevented?

Scientists have identified neurons in the brain that are involved in encoding fear in mice. This has led to suggestions that it might be possible to "eliminate fear."

How to fix traumatic memories?

Is it possible to take traumatic memories disappear? A group of scientists think that this might be possible for the most recent, trauma-inducing events.

Can fear be inherited?

Mice appear to pass certain fears onto their offspring, according to a new research study. Trials so far on mice suggest that certain smells associated with frightening events can be passed on to successive generations.

PTSD study: Magic Mushroom psilocybin may treat conditioned fear

Researchers have found that low doses of psilocybin, the active substance in magic mushrooms, help mice overcome conditioned fear response, opening up the possibility of use of psilocybin in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Video/Photos: Faces of true fear at Nightmares Fear Factory

Niagara Falls - The video and photos capture the terror-smitten looks of visitors to the Nightmares Fear Factory. As they tour a haunted house in darkness, ghoulish figures emerge, grimacing, letting out bloodcurdling shrieks to the accompaniment of creepy sound effects.

Anxiety treatment to be made easy, as memory reveals more

A new study, published in Science, paves the way for understanding future best treatment for anxiety, post-traumatic stress and panic attacks as it reveals it is possible to erase newly-formed emotional memories from the brain.

Op-Ed: Irrational fear of Obama drives conservatives to Romney

Emily Schultheis, in an article published in Politico, comments that a deep-seated fear of Obama, and not enthusiasm for Mitt Romney, is driving religious conservatives to support the GOP presidential nominee.

Op-Ed: A real US civil war? Soldiers plot to ‘kill Obama’

Sydney - If you’re looking for proof of the irresponsibility and anti-democratic nature of hatemongering psychosis in US politics, this is a case in point. US soldiers have been arrested on murder charges, and a large arsenal of weapons discovered.

Video: Olympic paranoia targets protests in the UK

London - As London gets ready for the summer Olympics, draconian measures are being put in place to prevent some people from entering the country. Also others in residence are to be banned from the Games.

Missiles & warships in London: UK gears up for Olympics or war?

London - London in the United Kingdom, is obviously getting nervous about its hosting of the summer Olympics this year. Who are they expecting to attack?

Op-Ed: The Orwellian American Right

It is easy to be biased to one political belief. It is also easy to see parallels between works of fiction and the political world. George Orwell created a masterpiece with "1984" that also warns the reader to the dangers of lies.

Op-Ed: Tokyo OK, foreign media’s sensational coverage shameful

Tokyo - Foreign news reports bring preconceived notions to the forefront of the stories. Combined with on-camera theatrics and selective video and photos, the parachute journalists present a distorted version of the Fukushima effects on Tokyo.

France warns threat level 'very high' in the United Kingdom

After Britain issued terror-oriented travel advisories on visits to Continental Europe, and with European and Pakistani officials accusing the US of political manipulation, France issued a warning of its own on travel to the UK.

Op-Ed: The Hate-Mongers Among Us

Pamela Geller, Anwar al-Awlaki, Joshua Blakeney – the three have nearly nothing in common. There beliefs, lifestyles, pursuits and pleasures are all completely unique from one another. They do, however, share at least two common bonds.

GOP 'Red Scare' Tactics will Win the Mid-term Elections

Leaked documents reveal that the GOP is actively planning to use fear-mongering in the mid-term elections scheduled for this fall in the hopes of increasing their seats and possibly winning control of either the House or the Senate.

Fear Grips Pakistan’s Heartland as Terrorism Intensifies Special

Fear grips Pakistan as terrorism intensifies. As analysis of the attacks in this quarter show, there is less regard for civilian casualties and an attempt to launch at least an attack a day in an apparent psychological war to break the opponent’s nerve.

Op-Ed: Fear, The Legacy of 9/11

Almost eight years have passed since 2,974 lives were lost in four attacks in the United States. During the following eight years many aspects of American life has changed. Fear is now something that Americans understand.

Why women fear spiders

Researchers have confirmed that the fear of spiders begins early with women. Baby girls under the age of one already have the fear of arachnids, according to psychologists at Carnegie Mellon University.

Op-Ed: Religion and sovereignty: Will it be a success in America

It is going door to door in the state of Texas, a publication claiming that Martial Law is coming soon and what must be done to combat the evil government. But will these extreme religious groups be successful in their fight?

Gun Sales Shooting Up on Economic Fears and Greed

Is it the bad economy that's causing the spike in the sale of guns? Or maybe it's just greed. But whatever it is, gun sales are popping, with a lot of folks betting the weapons will make them money.

Op-Ed: A Political Lesson From Italy’s Disastrous Quake

Much news is being made that a researcher at the Italian National Physical Laboratory of Gran Sasso, Giampaolo Giuliani, predicted the events that have devastated the town of L’Aquila in central Italy.

Triskaidekaphobic? You’re in for a Rare Superstitious Occurrence

Today is Friday the 13th. Superstitious? Hate Friday the thirteenth? If the answer is “yes,” February wasn't your month. Neither is this month and November won't be either. All have Fridays named 'Thirteen" in them.

Fear has an odour, and it's contagious too

A group of researchers from Stony Brook University in New York have found that humans can detect the scent of fear and it is contagious too explaining how phobias spread quite quickly.

Fear Is Key Factor In Relation To Holiday Shopping Behaviours

Experts analyze the shopping mentality this holiday season and the prognosis is much different than simple greed-driven trolls. The basic emotion of survival is now being given some greater weight in what turns otherwise good shoppers bad.

Op-Ed: Let’s Cut the Fanaticism and Put an End to Trash-Talking Politics

Well, people are being shot on the streets (and in the trees) for supporting Obama. We’re all being flooded with negative attack ads. And we’re all fiending for screw-ups (myself included). But we have to stop it right now.

Why you trust who you trust

A pair of princeton psychology researchers have developed a computer program that allows scientists to understand better than ever, what it is that makes you trust who you trust and fear who you fear.
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People gather on the stairs of the National Gallery of Art, adjacent to the National Mall October 30, 2010.
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