Mouse brains respond differently to observed threat and direct danger

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    Mouse brains respond differently to observed threat and direct danger


    • RESEARCH BRIEFINGS

    Humans and other social animals are highly adept at learning by observing how others interact with the environment, especially when identifying potential sources of danger. In mice, a specific brain region acts as an information-processing hub that distinguishes between observed and directly experienced fear, and signals different behavioural responses accordingly.



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