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Immersive Virtual Reality Therapy Shows Lasting Effect in Phobia Treatments For Children with ASD

Researchers report children on the autism spectrum who experience specific phobias may benefit from immersive virtual reality therapy. The study reports immersive VR helped almost 45% of children with ASD remain free from their phobias six months after treatment.... Read More...
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It’s All in the Eyes: Amygdala’s Role in the Experience and Perception of Fear

A new study reveals a new hypothesis about the role the amygdala plays in the experience and perception of fear. Researchers say, instead of directly mediating fear, the amygdala is involved in a person's ability to attend to the whites of another person's widening eyes, something that is more generally important to social functioning. ... Read More...