Periodic Graphics: The Science of Fear

Periodic Graphics: The Science of Fear

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References used to create this graphic:

Adolphs, Ralph. “The Biology of Concern.” Curr. Biol. (Jan. 21, 2013). DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2012.11.055.

Javanbakht, Arash, and Linda Saab. “The Science of Fright: Why We Love to Be Scared.” The Dialog, Oct. 26, 2017.

Ressler, Kerry J. “Amygdala Exercise, Concern, and Anxiousness: Modulation by Stress.” Biol. Psychiatry (June 15, 2010). DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2010.04.027.

A collaboration between C&EN and Andy Brunning, creator of the favored graphics weblog Compound Curiosity

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