To fear or not- how does the brain switch? Neuroscientists investigate in the amygdala if and how we fear or not.

Which neurons in the brain mediate fear responses – and how do they flip the switch when the danger is over? The research team of Prof. Ingrid Ehrlich at the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomolecular Systems (IBBS), Department of Neurobiology studies these questions. Their latest results obtained in collaboration with scientists at the Friedrich Miescher Institute in Basel (Switzerland), the National Institute of Health (USA), and Innsbruck Medical University (Austria) are now published in Nature und eLife.

Quelle: IDW Informationsdienst Wissenschaft