The brain shields us from existential fear by categorising death as an unfortunate event that only befalls other people.
Study shows that negative emotions, such as fear, distress, and guilt, can lead to procrastination.
A woman code named “SM” suffers from Urbach-Wieth disease – a condition where the person cannot feel fear. Her identity is guarded for her safety by researchers who are studying her and only 400 people on the planet are known to have this condition.
There is a theory that human beings are instinctively fearful when they are unconvinced something exhibiting human behavior is natural. This theory has been used to explain many people are scared of dolls, robots, computerized voices, or even things like plastic surgery or people with disabilities.
The amygdala is a part of the brain that controls fear. Remove it and you lose any sense of fear.
Frightening fact: Phobatrivaphobia is a fear of trivia about phobias.
Walt Disney was afraid of mice.