Fear of being single leads people to settle for less in relationships

Fear of being single is a meaningful predictor of settling for less in relationships among both men and women, a new University of Toronto study has found. The results are published in the December edition of the Journal of Personality and Social ...

Dec 5

Categories: Fear, Relationships & Marriage

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Fearful Memories Passed Down to Mouse Descendants

Certain fears can be inherited through the generations, a provocative study of mice reports. The authors suggest that a similar phenomenon could influence anxiety and addiction in humans. But some researchers are sceptical of the findings because a ...

Dec 2

Categories: Fear

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Where and how are fear-related behaviours and anxiety disorders ...

A team of researchers at Inserm led by Cyril Herry (Inserm Unit 862, “Neurocentre Magendie,” Bordeaux) has just shown that interneurons located in the forebrain at the level of the prefrontal cortex are heavily involved in the control of fear ...

Nov 22

Categories: Anxiety, Fear

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Northeastern researchers experiment with fear at Newton haunted house

A squad of elite fear specialists will descend into the slightly musty basement of a Victorian house Friday night to take up haunting positions. Their preferred instrument of terror? Insights from the science of emotion. The monsters and ghouls in ...

Oct 31

Categories: Fear

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7 Things Fear has Stolen from You

Everything you want is on the other side of fear. Don’t ever hesitate to give yourself a chance to be everything you are capable of being. Although fear can feel overwhelming, and defeats more people than any other force in the world, it’s not ...

Sep 19

Categories: Fear

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A Bit Of Thought Makes Finding Out Medical Risks Less Scary

Would you want to know your risk of getting heart disease? Diabetes? Or an inherited form of breast cancer? Preventive medicine is all about knowing health risks and taking action to avoid them. But many people just don't want to know. As many as ...

Aug 1

Categories: Fear, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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The smell of fear more powerful than previously realised

The novelists had it right - fear really can fill the air. Research shows smelling the odour of a scared person triggers activity in a swathe of emotion-related regions in the brain of the sniffer, and leads them to sniff harder and express a ...

Jul 31

Categories: Fear

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Surprise finding shows oxytocin strengthens bad memories and can ...

It turns out the love hormone oxytocin is two-faced. Oxytocin has long been known as the warm, fuzzy hormone that promotes feelings of love, social bonding and well-being. It's even being tested as an anti-anxiety drug. But new Northwestern ...

Jul 23

Categories: Anxiety, Fear

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Go-carting babies reveal origin of fear of heights

STEPPING out onto the glass platform of the Willis Tower, 412 metres above the streets of Chicago is enough to make most people dizzy. Not so babies, who are born with no fear of heights. Now it seems that this wariness develops as a result of ...

Jul 22

Categories: Fear

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Children aren't scared by nasty dentist visits, but by what they ...

The Greek Stoic Epictetus wrote that "Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them." A new study involving 185 children and teenagers, 88 fathers and 97 mothers shows how this same principle applies to children's fear of ...

May 10

Categories: Fear

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Memory appears susceptible to eradication of fear responses

Fear responses can only be erased when people learn something new while retrieving the fear memory. This is the conclusion of a study conducted by scientists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and published in the leading journal Science.

Feb 20

Categories: Fear

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