Fear Quiz

How much do you know about the science of Fear?

Welcome to spooky season.


Our fear response starts in which part of the brain?

A. Prefrontal Cortex

B. Amygdala

C. Hippocampus

D. Parietal Lobe


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.