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Cornelius T. Gross

EMBL Rome, Monterotondo | Italy

EMBO 2022

Neural control and adaptation of instinctive fear

Current work in the lab combines molecular genetic, electrophysiological, and genetically encoded neural monitoring and manipulation tools with behavioral methods to understand how the medial hypothalamus controls defensive responses to social and predator threats and how these can be remodeled by experience.

Keywords: Brain / fear-related behaviors / anxiety / defensive responses / serotonin / hypothalamus / innate behavior / mouse / molecular genetics

Subject area(s): Neuroscience