New Atlas: Phobias treated by “reading the brain”

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Health, Brain Research

There may be new hope for people with severe phobias, thanks to a system devised by scientists in Japan and the US. It’s based around using fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) to actually see when a patient is envisioning the thing that they fear. The experimental technology was developed by researchers from the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International, Japan, and the University of California, Los Angeles. (March 7, 2018)

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