Boo! It’s That Spooky Time of Year

  • Published19 Oct 2020
  • Author Lynnie Fein-Schaffer
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

Boo!

October is that time of year

When haunted houses and ghosts appear.

But why do we experience phobias and fear?

Learn more about it here!

The fear response starts in the amygdala, the emotional control center of the brain. It activates the sympathetic nervous system and helps you generate a fight or flight response.

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