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Fear Not

Scientists are learning how people can unlearn fear

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2:21pm, January 11, 2004

What are you afraid of? Do snakes or spiders get your heart racing? Or do your palms begin to sweat if you have to fly or give a public presentation? For many people, these situations trigger the adrenaline-fueled stress reaction that's hardwired into all animals. This fear response kicks into overdrive even though there's no immediate danger. Such phobias aren't the only fear

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