How Terror and Fear Short Circuit the Brain

Time: Health & Family
April 16, 2013

Terror, fear, and severe threats immediately alters the way the brain processes information, starting to prioritize rapid response. Dr. Eric Hollander, professor of psychiatry at Montefiore/Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York says, “The normal long pathways through the orbitofrontal cortex, where people evaluate situations in a logical and conscious fashion and [consider] the risks and benefits of different behaviors— that gets short circuited.”

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