A single brief therapy session for adults with a lifelong debilitating spider phobia resulted in lasting changes to the brain’s response to fear, report researchers from Northwestern University.
Before the session, the participants were even afraid to look at photos of spiders. When they did, the regions of the brain associated with fear response—the amygdala, insula, and cingulate cortex—lit up with activity in an fMRI scan.
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