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Feel No Fear

A rare genetic genetic disorder called Urbach-Wiethe disease destroys the brain’s amydala, and produces people who feel no fear in dangerous situations. One woman studied by scientists had felt no fear in everyday situations, for instance when public speaking, nor in more dangerous ones such as being threatened with a gun.  Scientists did everything they could to frighten her – including making her watch films such as The Blair Witch Project and Silence of the Lambs, nothing made her feel scared.

Read more in Wired.



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