Man cured of arachnophobia after doctors remove part of his brain 

November 1, 2014 1:23 AM

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Man cured of arachnophobia after doctors remove part of his brain 

A British man with a fear of spiders went under the knife and came out a brave, arachnid-loving new man after his left amygdala was removed, scientists say. The amygdala is an almond-shaped set of neurons which are linked to both fear responses and pleasure.

A British man with a fear of spiders inadvertently had just that happen to him when he went under the knife for a brain abnormality and came out a brave, arachnid-loving new man.

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