Overcome Fears by Manipulating Memory as You Sleep, Northwestern University Study
9/23/2013 6:24:05 AM
Whether it is snakes, flying or injections that give you the willies, it may one day be possible to simply snooze these fears away. A new study shows that fear memories can be manipulated while people sleep to be interpreted as less scary. The study is a step towards a less stressful alternative to exposure therapy, in which an individual must repeatedly confront their fear.
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