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How the brain decides what to do in the face of danger

  1. 12.9.2018

    Fight, flee, or freeze; when faced with a threat, everyone, from mice to humans, are certain to choose one of these three strategies. Though critical for survival, we are still at a loss as to how the brain chooses which strategy to apply in any given instance. In this new study, a team of scientists at CR not only identified variables that lead the brain to apply a specific strategy, but also uncovered a particular pair of neurons crucial for this process.

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    How the brain decides what to do in the face of danger
    Image credit: Gil Costa.

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