Neuroscientists Discover, Block a New Neural Circuit for Fear

What could we do without fear? I, for one, could interface with more than one other human simultaneously without drinking all of the alcohol. That would be OK. I might be a better rock climber, though I might also be a more reckless, dangerous rock climber. I guess it would really be a big package deal, where fear and its anxiety kin just stop making sense. A lot of things would be more boring, I think. This isn’t strictly a theoretical idea. In a famous case, a patient known as SM has managed to live most of her life with no fear thanks to a rare calcification of her amygdala, the region of the brain most associated with the emotion. Her actual identity is closely guarded, but NPR’s Invisibilia managed…


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