Spider phobia: Using the heartbeat to improve treatment

In previous work, scientists at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) in the United Kingdom demonstrated that the amount of fear that exposure to a potential threat can generate depends on the stage of the heart's pumping cycle with which it coincides.

They found that the emotional impact was greater when threat exposure coincided with heartbeats as opposed to occurring between them.

Read the full article here: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323553.php


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