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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 ...

Out of Body Experience

Out of body experiences

... you might have had it if you walk down a street on your own in the night and you just sort of feel that someone is ... your brain is starting to represent the fake hand as your own hand.  Ginny, in that case, do we want to do something ... strange to experience when you feel you're not in your own body, but why is this important, us understanding this? ...

Football Crowd at Cardiff City Stadium

What chanting does to crowds

... the same, we're turning up the dial in that part of our own identity that's connected with this larger group.  That ... this one team of supporters, you're turning down their own personal responsibility.  So, people feel ...

diversity

Why more diverse groups make better decisions

... you are at a task, the more delusional you are about your own ability. So, surprisingly, it acquires expertise to know the limits of your own knowledge. People are very good at something are not ...

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Why do we love a thriller?

... or from an appreciation perspective. And we know from our own viewing experiences that this isn't always the same ...

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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 ...

Pile of poo

What is disgust?

... like sexually transmitted disease. That's one view. My own view with my colleagues, McCauley and Haidt is that ... or not. Hitler's sweater which is a thing that we don't own but we use it in describing it. It's something that ...

Empathy speeds up learning

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

Lantau Face

The sex appeal of symmetry

... I had a barbecue last night and decided to conduct my own analysis by showing my friends three pictures of one ...

Social media: which adverts are targeted at you?

... It’s a woman looking in a mirror; it’s about her own opinion of herself; it’s not about what anyone else ...

Citizen Science: Science Needs YOU!

... important during pandemics, and you can contribute your own data too. There are many of these projects available, and ... Citizen scientists are capable of formulating their own opinions from the evidence, and it is infinitely ...

The Brain

Archaeology as a therapy

... in a different way and thing about, and reflect on their own trauma site in a different way which may help to reduce ...

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Does religion have an evolutionary role?

... and then, as you say, once you start to understand your own mortality, it's very comforting to have an idea of an ...

Emergency light with an emergency exit pictogram

Crowd Psychology in an Emergency

... of individuals behaving individually in terms of their own individuality in the same place at the same time, but ...

HTC smart phone

Gleaning the mood of the nation

... a Smartphone and there are many people - actually, I don't own one (there's a confession)  so there are many people who ...

Women 60 m final during Doha 2010 World Indoor Championships

The Psychology of Sport

... this mystical, "in the zone" type experience.  So, my own work with athletes, I've used electroencephalography, ...