Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: how fear affects parts of the brain

  • Fear

    Dalis Seungeun KimUSF Morsani College of Medicine, USA Artist statement This painting depicts fear and the interplay of different regions of the brain (i.e. hippocampus, prefrontal cortex, and amygdala). The serpent’s tongue is reaching toward the individual in white—haunting memory inducing fear in the hippocampus (brain area essential in memory). Meanwhile, the face on the…