Viewpoints: Approaches to defining and investigating fear

Nat Neurosci. 2019 Aug;22(8):1205-1216. doi: 10.1038/s41593-019-0456-6.


There is disagreement on how best to define and investigate fear. Nature Neuroscience asked Dean Mobbs to lead experts from the fields of human and animal affective neuroscience to discuss their viewpoints on how to define fear and how to move forward with the study of fear.

Publication types

  • Interview

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Behavior, Animal
  • Fear / physiology*
  • Fear / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Nerve Net / physiopathology
  • Neurosciences
  • Research Design
  • Species Specificity
  • Terminology as Topic