Doctors Cured Arachnophobia by Cutting out a Part of the Brain

November 1, 2014 4:53 PM

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Doctors Cured Arachnophobia by Cutting out a Part of the Brain

A British man lost his fear of spiders alongside a piece of his brain. In the case study, the doctors detailed how they cut out a male patient's amygdala, which cured his arachnophobia.

According to the case, the patient, a 44-year-old businessman, was experiencing sudden seizures tied to sarcoidosis, which is a disease that is caused by inflammation in the lymph nodes, lungs, liver, eyes, skin or other tissues. Sarcoidosis can lead to brain damage, and for this patient, the diseas...

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