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Fear and anxiety are highly adaptive emotions that motivate species appropriate responses to threats: immediate and potential. Certain threats, such as ancestral predators, are highly predictable and can be recognized and addressed with innate (inherited) neural systems. This “genetic memory”...
Despite considerable research progress towards characterizing the neurobiology of anxiety, the focus on putative behavioral markers and the absence of a common behavioural/neurobiological signature for the different classes of anxiolytic drugs have potentially slowed research into the neural...
Stress generates an adaptive behavioral and physiological response that prepares an organism for new environmental pressures. However, if stressors are perceived as uncontrollable, prolonged, or severe, they can produce exaggerated responses and result in neuropsychiatric syndromes such as...