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Neurons from the Central Amygdala Project to the Brainstem, Translating Fear Memory into Action

Caption: 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 (middle panel), directly contact neurons in the brainstem, here in green (left).

Credit: Bo Li, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

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