Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Possible New Drug For Phobics
Scientists in Israel have identified the part of the brain with the greatest activity in phobics when confronted by what they fear. Volunteers with a phobia of snakes were asked to move closer to or further away from non-poisonous snakes and their brains scanned. The scientists now believe they will be able to produce a drug that will stimulate that part of the brain and beat the fear.