In attempting to determine how a destroyed amygdala impacts the experience of fear neuropsychologist Justin Feinstein and colleagues at the University of Iowa found that even in the face of all kind of scary stimuli, a woman whose amygdala was destroyed by a rare condition known as Urbach-Wiethe disease felt no fear.
Read the full article here: http://blogs.nature.com/news/thegreatbeyond/2010/12/the_fearlessness_of_a_destroye.html
I have a cat. It's been closed inside a closet for almost two years now. No, I'm not a monster that tortures animals, it's a stuffed cat. I bought it as a good-luck charm and Xmas gift. The person it was destined to and I used to joke about a cat that we pretended I had, while I actually didn't have one. We used this joke to say things that sometimes are difficult to say in a straight, direct manner. So I got this nice little puppet. Then this person didn't want it, and I have been keeping it since then. And when Xmas approaches, I think about it, I miss my friend, and I feel a bit blue... :(