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You May Be Able To Train Your Brain To Be Fearless

All your fears, stresses and anxieties have one thing in common. They are sensed by a pair of pea-sized patches of neurons, called the amygdala, sitting deep inside your brain. So what if you could control your amygdala? What if you could change your brain and become calmer and braver? That idea has a particular appeal for people suffering from depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
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