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.
Bettina Hornbøll Borch
DIS Summer 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.