Research to understand and cure disease is widely appreciated, but there is a larger unmet need to understand the neuroscience of violence.
We are on the brink of a new understanding of the neuroscience of violence. Like detectives slipping a fiber optic camera under a door, neuroscientists insert a fiber optic microcamera into the brain of an experimental animal and watch the neural circuits of rage respond during violent behavior.
One woman with a rare disease taught scientists about fear, by being fearless.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 8 min
Boo! What happens in the brain when we are frightened?
  • BrainFacts/SfN
On Saturday, July 4, 2015, a horrifying bloodbath erupted before the eyes of passengers on the Red Line Metro subway train heading to Fourth of July festivities in Washington, DC.
Bullying is more than a painful experience — it can have lasting repercussions on the developing brains of young people.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Researchers are teasing out brain areas and networks that respond to threats, real and imagined.
  • The Dana Foundation
What happens in the brain when we are frightened?
  • American Chemical Society
  • 4 min
A new way to alter traumatic memories
What gives you goosebumps? Discover the science behind fear and what makes it such a powerful emotional response.
  • California Science Center
Fear is a powerful emotion. Learn how your brain responds when fear takes over.
  • California Science Center