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Virtual reality can be used to treat a fear of heights

Don’t look down! Virtual Reality Cures Fear of Heights

... receiving high-quality treatment from the comfort of their own homes. "In many ways, the treatment that we are providing ... these sorts of treatments in the comfort of their own home, whenever they want." A group of scientists are ...

 The figure shows the underside (ventral view) of a semi-transparent human brain, with the front of the brain at the top. The red blobs show the approximate location of the en:amygdala in the en:temporal lobes of the human brain. Note: the amygdala is...

How our brains adapt to dishonesty

... game, where they could repeatedly choose to lie for their own benefit. The study, published in Nature Neuroscience this ... lied the most when it was beneficial to lie for your own benefit and someone else. [...] And they did not lie at ...

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Reducing harassment in online communities

... on a specific topic. The subreddits typically have their own rules for acceptable behaviour, which are enforced by a ...

Empathy speeds up learning

... of Oxford. In the study, participants first rated their own empathy levels using a standard questionnaire. Then they ...