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24 June 2010

Showing courage lights up the brain

Scientists have uncovered new details about brain mechanisms associated with courage.

Scientists have uncovered new details about brain mechanisms associated with courage.

"Our results propose an account for brain processes and mechanisms supporting an intriguing aspect of human behaviour, the ability to carry out a voluntary action opposite to that promoted by ongoing fear, namely courage," study leader Dr. Yadin Dudai, of the Weizmann Institute of Science, and colleagues said in a news release from the journal publisher.

 
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