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Neuron. 2013 May 8;78(3):411-3. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2013.04.031.

Fear and anxiety regulation by conserved affective circuits.

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RIKEN Brain Science Institute, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan. hitoshi@brain.riken.jp

Abstract

In this issue of Neuron, Yamaguchi et al. (2013) demonstrated that inactivation of two parallel neural pathways connecting the posterior septum with the medial habenula differentially affects fear and anxiety in mice, providing insights into how animals choose defensive behaviors under threats.

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23664609
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10.1016/j.neuron.2013.04.031
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