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Tarantulas help researchers find fear in the human brain
The human brain may respond differently to threats based on proximity, trajectory, and expectations, according to a study by Cambridge Neuroscientists working with tarantulas and published this week in PNAS.
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Neural activity associated with monitoring the oscillating threat value of a tarantula, Dean Mobbs,Rongjun Yua, James B. Rowe, Hannah Eicha, Oriel FeldmanHalla, and Tim Dalgleish, Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Nov 8. [Epub ahead of print]
Posted on 08/11/2010
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