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EXPERIMENT Scientists Figure Out How to 'Erase' Fear Steve Lewis/Getty

Scientists Figure Out How to 'Erase' Fear

Heights, shmeights. Your fears won't be getting in the way much longer. Through a series of experiments, researchers from Northwestern University found a way to (sort of) rid your fears through images. During the study, researchers conditioned patients to be afraid of a certain face and then showed them the photo along with a specific smell. Once both were recognized, an electric shock was administered. Ultimately, the patients would associate the bad energy with the fear and thus changed their perspective. Seems legit.

September 28, 2013 12:00 AM