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Study Shows Fear and Anxiety Share Same Bases in Brain

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A study published last week in the Journal of Neuroscience provides new evidence that fear and anxiety reflect overlapping brain circuits. The findings run counter to popular scientific accounts, highlighting the need for a major theoretical reckoning. This new evidence was reported by an international team of researchers led by Alexander Shackman, an associate professor of psychology at UMD, and Juyoen Hur, an assistant professor of psychology at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea.

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