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Fear: It's All in Your Line of Sight.

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The brain circuits that create our sense of fear rely on ancient 'hard-wired' components of the limbic system, but also use sensory processing to determine what we become afraid of. A new study shows that, when viewing of simple oriented line stimuli is coupled with aversive experiences, neurons in primary visual cortex rapidly alter their responses in a manner that indicates the line stimuli become a source of fear.

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Name: Current biology : CB
ISSN: 1879-0445
Pages: R1232-R1234

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