Hypothalamus Pathway Drives Defense Behaviors (image) Society for Neuroscience Share Print E-Mail Caption Heat maps of mice activity. Stimulating the hypothalamus neurons (center) caused increased avoidance of the light-on region, which is a defense behavior. Credit Mangier et al., eNeuro 2019 Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.