Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Woman With No Fear

A middle-aged woman known as SM blithely reaches for poisonous snakes, giggles in haunted houses and once, upon escaping the clutches of a knife-wielding man, didn’t run but calmly walked away. A rare kind of brain damage precludes her from experiencing fear of any sort, finds a study published online December 16 in Current Biology.

So this woman has a minimal brain damage, and has absolutely no fear.  It's very interesting how it shows our brains work, a little area here or there responsible for particular feelings or actions.  Eerily machine like...

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