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Fear and Trembling in the Amygdala

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Science  25 Apr 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5619, pp. 568-569
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5619.568

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Fittingly, one of the hottest topics at a recent meeting in New York during a terrorism alert was how fear makes its way through the human brain and guides attention--even without the aid of the conscious mind.