Neuroscience: Brain Mechanisms of Blushing

Curr Biol. 2018 Jul 23;28(14):R791-R792. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.06.047.


The dorsal hypothalamic area regulates increases in body temperature in response to stress, but precise mechanisms are unclear. A new study suggests that glutamatergic neurons in this brain area regulate this action and, surprisingly, may also be involved in blushing.

Publication types

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MeSH terms

  • Blushing
  • Brain
  • Hyperthermia, Induced*
  • Neurosciences*
  • Thermogenesis