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November 15, 2018

Millions of people around the world are affected by arachnophobia – the unreasonable fear of spiders, which evidence suggests could be an innate human response embedded by evolution inside the brain.

But while the fear may be a relic of an ancien...

November 15, 2018

Scared of spiders?

It sounds strange, but being shown one at the exact time of your heartbeat might help.

And the approach could be applied to any other phobia – whether that's clowns, heights or even types of food.

An author of a new study describing t...

November 15, 2018

A new U.K. study finds that exposing people with phobias to their specific fear at the exact time their heart beats can lead to a reduction in the phobia’s severity.

“Many of us have phobias of one kind or another — it could be spiders, or clowns or e...

November 15, 2018

Spiders, heights, clowns, small spaces and crowded places - you name it and there's someone, somewhere that doesn't like it. Or even worse, has a chronic phobia of it.

But now, scientists claim they've found a cure to solving these common fears.

Resear...

November 15, 2018

Living in fear of spiders can be pretty tough, particularly in autumn, when the nimble eight-legged creatures are most visible as males scurry around to find a mate.

Now, arachnophobes might finally get some respite, as new research claims that exposi...

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