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Press Release 11-047

Researchers Selectively Control Anxiety Pathways in the Brain

Study uses NSF-supported technology to identify neuronal circuitry

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3-D magnetic resonance imaging rendering of the human brain, functional MRI highlighted in red.

A new study supports the role of a brain region called the amygdala in processing anxiety. In this 3-D magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) rendering of a human brain, functional MRI (fMRI) activation of the amygdala is highlighted in red.

Credit: NIMH Clinical Brain Disorders Branch

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