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This article was published on December 19, 2010

    The Woman Who Cannot Feel Fear

    The Woman Who Cannot Feel Fear
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    Zee

    Based in London, Zee was the former Editor in Chief of The Next Web . Follow him on Twitter and Facebook Based in London, Zee was the former Editor in Chief of The Next Web . Follow him on Twitter and Facebook

    A woman who cannot feel afraid because of a missing structure in her brain may help scientists discover treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder according to research published in Current Biology.

    Known as SM to protect her privacy, she has damage to a key emotion centre in her brain called the amygdala, which means that nothing makes her afraid. The woman is reportedly to be the first of the case.

    The woman experienced fear as a child and knows that some situations should be frightening but as an adult she been sky diving, threatened with a knife and held at gunpoint and felt no fear