A team of CSHL scientists have discovered a new neural circuit in the brain that directly links the site of fear memory with an area of the brainstem that controls behavior. Far-reaching neurons in the central amygdala, the location of fear memory in the brain seen here in red (right), directly contact neurons in the brainstem, here in green (left). (1)
Fear controls our behaviour.
But we control fear.
So we control our behaviour.
But some are afraid of controlling their behaviour.
But they can control this fear.