Fear Quiz

How much do you know about the science of Fear?

Welcome to spooky season.

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Our fear response starts in which part of the brain?

A. Prefrontal Cortex

B. Amygdala

C. Hippocampus

D. Parietal Lobe

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B. Amygdala. The amygdala is responsible for your knee-jerk response to a stimulus, like an actor jumping out at you in a haunted house. Your hippocampus and prefrontal cortex then interpret context, telling you that you’re not actually in danger.