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How Does The Brain Process Fear?
2013-02-05 04:55:00

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study from the University of Iowa (UI) recently found the amygdala, an almond-shaped area of the brain, is not the only part of the brain managing fear; other regions, such as the brainstem, the insular cortex and the diencephalon, also play a role. “This research says panic, or intense fear, is induced somewhere outside of the amygdala,” explained the senior author of the study John Wemmie, who serves as an...

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2010-12-20 06:25:00

It is quite likely that most people have more than a few fears? But imagine what it would be like to not have any fears whatsoever. A woman with a rare genetic disorder, Urbach-Wiethe disease, isn't frightened by anything -- not spiders, snakes, monsters, drowning, death threats, being attacked or being robbed, according to a report by the Live Science website. Researchers at the University of Iowa have tried their best to scare the 44-year-old woman, identified only as "SM," without any...


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