Need courage? Fire up your sgACC (subgenual anterior cingulate cortex)

Posted: June 25, 2010 in Uncategorized

“…For the study, volunteers were requested to confront their fear of snakes. A live snake or a toy bear was put onto a conveyor belt. (The toy was a control, since most people aren’t afraid of these.) As the subjects lay in an MRI scanner, they pressed a button that could bring either object closer to their head. Participants were asked to describe their fear level with each “retreat” or “advance” selection, and they were requested to try to bring one object as close as possible to their head..” Here.

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