Monday, May 28, 2018

Threat confrontation, provided there's an adaptive outcome, is actually a positive experience for the nervous system

--- Andrew Huberman, in Nature podcast of 3 May 2018 (timecode 14:10 ff.), about his paper "A midline thalamic circuit determines reactions to visual threat" in Nature, 557, pages 183–189 (2018).

See also Nature News & Views, "Connections that control defence strategy," and Nature Video "Fight, Flight or Freeze: Inside the brain of a scared mouse"