Update: In accordance with Harvard guidelines regarding coronavirus, this week’s lecture will be a virtual event only. Please join us via live-stream on Youtube at the scheduled time (7 p.m.)!
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 11th
Location: Armenise Amphitheater at Harvard Medical School, 200 Longwood Avenue, Boston (link to directions)
Speakers: Madelyn Ray and Rachel Walker
Graphics: Abby Knecht
Responding appropriately in the face of fear is an important part of life. In fact, dysfunction in this ability is a major component of several psychiatric disorders, including anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. But how do our brains know when we should be afraid and exactly how afraid to be? In this lecture, we will discuss the history of fear learning, our current understanding of the neurobiological mechanisms of fear, and how new techniques are propelling future research into our understanding of fear.