Posts Tagged: Liana Zanette

Fear of predators causes PTSD-like changes in brains of wild animals

August 7, 2019

Fear can be measured in the brain and fearful life-threatening events can leave quantifiable long-lasting traces in the neural circuitry of the brain with enduring effects on behaviour, as shown…

Human ‘super predator’ more terrifying than bears, wolves and dogs

July 25, 2016

Bears, wolves and other large carnivores are frightening beasts but the fear they inspire in their prey pales in comparison to that caused by the human ‘super predator.’ A new…

Nature Communications study says ‘fear itself’ can help restore ecosystems

February 23, 2016

Lions, wolves and other large carnivores are frightening beasts that strike fear into humans and other animals. A new study led by Western University demonstrates that the fear these top…