Human screams target brain’s fear centre

From ABC News in Science, 17 July 2015: Does the sound of a human scream make your hair stand on end? Now scientists say they can explain why. They’ve found the sound of human screaming is acoustically designed to plug directly into your brain’s fear and alarm circuit. A study, published today in Current Biology Continue reading Human screams target brain’s fear centre

Angry faces may forecast mental health risk

From ABC News in Science, 5 February 2015: Our brain’s reaction to pictures of angry or fearful faces could help predict our risk of developing depression or anxiety in response to stressful life events, a new study suggests. Researchers used MRI scans to examine activity levels in a part of the brain associated with our Continue reading Angry faces may forecast mental health risk