Sunday, December 19, 2010

Brain Anomaly Leaves Woman Fearless

Iowa - Researchers who have studied a woman with a missing amygdala - the part of the brain believed to generate fear - report that their findings may help improve treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and other anxiety disorders. The human study confirming that the almond-shaped structure is crucial for triggering fear, researchers monitored a 44-year-old woman’s response to typically frightening stimuli such as snakes, spiders, horror films and a haunted house, and asked about traumatic experiences in her past...More

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