AMplify ep 29: Live at the AM - Should We Fear Spiders?

By: Madelaine Love, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 06 Apr 2017

What are the symptoms and treatments for spider bites? Is our fear of spiders evolutionary or cultural? Can Arachnophobia be cured?


Funnelweb Spider, Atrax robustus

Funnelweb Spider, Atrax robustus
Photographer: Sue Lindsay © Australian Museum

In this episode of AM Live, join our panel of experts featuring Sophie Li, Clinical Psychologist; Nicole Wright, Pharmacist and Specialist in Poisons Information; and Lachlan Manning, Naturalist and Live Exhibits Officer at the Australian Museum as they examined the dangers – real and imagined – which underpin our society’s persistent fear of spiders.