McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Are You Afraid? Get the Facts about Fear

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Do you ever wonder where your fears come from? Do you find yourself pondering why you cringe whenever you see a fearful stimulus? Look no further! This video presents fun facts that explain the neurobiological circuitry of fear, common physiological responses that have evolutionary origins and ways to cope with fear.

— Video by Nirob Saha, Amit Ghotra, Karen Taggar, and Noor Tariq

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