Neuroscience of Fear and AnxietySemester Course

Neuroscience of Fear
Major Discipline(s)
Biomedicine / Biotechnology, Neuroscience, Psychology
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

Fear is a multifaceted term that can be explained anatomically, biologically, and psychologically. This course begins by illustrating the cause and effects of fear on an anatomical and functional level, followed by demonstrating the physiological, psychological, and evolutionary aspects. Several theories and concepts behind unconsciousness, perception, and emotion are introduced in order to facilitate discussions covering fear in everyday life, as well as fear as a component of dysfunctional behaviors.

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Bettina Hornbøll Borch

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen, 2017). M.Sc. (Neurobiology, University of Copenhagen, 2006). B.A. (Biology, University of Copenhagen, 2004). Founder of CogniCation; cognitive communication. Has been conducting neuroscience research for approx. 10 years, investigating emotion processing in the brain using imaging. With DIS since 2012.

S&H Bettina Hornboll Borch