Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 17 December 2003
Timid mice die sooner than more adventurous siblings
R. John Davenporthttp://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2003/50/nw171
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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