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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 17 December 2003
Vol. 2003, Issue 50, p. nw171
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2003.50.nw171]


Fear Factor

Timid mice die sooner than more adventurous siblings

R. John Davenport

Key Words: neophobic • neophilic • adrenal • amygdala

Abstract: Shrinking violets, beware: An aversion to novelty presages an early death, according to new work. The research reveals that fearless rodents outlive their nervous brothers, perhaps because trepidation triggers the release of stress molecules.

Citation: R. J. Davenport, Fear Factor. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2003 (50), nw171 (2003).

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