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Fear of Snakes

Did Snakes Help Build The Primate Brain?

| Kelly Servick | Posted 10.29.2013 | Science

The sinuous shape triggers a primal jolt of recognition: snake! A new study of the monkey brain suggests that primates are uniquely adapted to recogni...

WATCH: Confronting My Fear Of Snakes

Emily Kaufman | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Emily Kaufman

My dad and I share a real fear of snakes. In fact, he still tells the story about how disappointed he was in himself as a young boy because in order to get a Boy Scout merit badge, he had to hold a snake... and he just couldn't bring himself to do it.