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The Hidden Face of Fear
A Film by Enrico Cerasuolo & Sergio Fergnachino
WIth Professor Joseph E. LeDoux and Dr. Eric R. Kandel
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Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, New York has become the center of an epidemic of fear and anxiety that has spread throughout the Western world. Just as these emotions can spread contagiously throughout a society, they likewise spread within and can gain control of our minds.

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THE HIDDEN FACE OF FEAR analyzes how our brains, on both a conscious and unconscious level, mentally process and physiologically respond to fear and anxiety, especially through a region of the brain called the amygdala, describes the social mechanisms of learning fear, coping strategies for dealing with fear, and explains how disorders such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be treated.

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The film features interviews with some of the world's leading experts on fear and memory, including neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux, Nobel Prize-winning neurobiologist Eric R. Kandel, neuropsychiatrist David Silbersweig, and other psychologists and neuroscientists at New York University's Center for the Neuroscience of Fear and Anxiety.

Through profiles of several New Yorkers being treated for PTSD and panic disorder, THE HIDDEN FACE OF FEAR reveals the traumatic impact of 9/ll and how the brain's fear circuitry might be modified through the combined efforts of psychologists and neuroscientists.

★★★ A fascinating glimpse into a challenging aspect of neuroscience studies. Recommended. P. Hall, Video Librarian

Grand Jury Award, Best Italian Documentary, 2009 Rome Docscient Festival
Milan Vedere la Scienza Festival
2008 Giornate Europee del Cinema e dell'Audiovisivo
2008 DocOuest: Rencontres documentaires
2008 Pariscience: Paris International Science Film Festival
  

53 minutes / color
Closed Captioned
Release: 2009
Copyright: 2008
Sale: $390

Subject areas:
Biology, Closed Captioned, Health Issues, Medicine, Neuroscience & Neurology, Psychology, Science

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