Photo: Brain Region for Overcoming Fear, Anxiety Found



Special cells called intercalated neurons allow animals to overcome fear and anxiety by recalling similar situations when they were unafraid, new research reports. These cells are found in a region of the brain called the amygdala—seen at the lower left in a computer image of the human brain.

The finding could lead to new drugs for helping people with anxiety-related conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, scientists say.

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