The Architecture of Fear

By Carl Zimmer | February 17, 2010 3:16 pm

In my new brain column for Discover, I take a look at recent research on fear. As dread turns to terror, our brains look an awful lot like the brain of a mouse as it realizes the feline end is nigh. Check it out.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Brains, Evolution, The Tangled Bank

Comments (1)

  1. Thanny

    Very informative article. Except for the phrase “lie detector”. No such thing. Polygraphs are fraud detectors – wherever they’re being used where results have consequences, fraud is being committed by the operator.


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A blog about life, past and future. Written by DISCOVER contributing editor and columnist Carl Zimmer.

About Carl Zimmer

Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The LoomHe is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.


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