Title

The Psycho- and Neurobiology of Fear Systems in the Brain

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

1-3-1991

Publication Source

Fear, Avoidance, and Phobias: A Fundamental Analysis

Inclusive pages

7-59

Publisher

Erlbaum

Place of Publication

Hillsdale, NJ

ISBN/ISSN

0805803173

Abstract

We will argue that specific systems of the brain, situated largely in subcortical areas, unconditionally generate a variety of somatic, behavioral, visceral, hormonal and psychic changes that characterize fear / [sketch] a preliminary functional model of the fear-executive system, highlighting its major presumed neural inputs and outputs relations between fear and pain / 'fear command system' of the brain / animal models of anxiety and 'the fear system'.

Disciplines

Psychology

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