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Neuroscience: Hacking the brain to overcome fear

Nature Human Behaviour volume 1, Article number: 0010 (2016) | Download Citation

Confronting fears is a core component of cognitive behavioural therapies for anxiety disorders, but also a major hurdle for patients. A new study introduces a method for reducing defensive responses without consciously confronting the threatening cues, paving the way for fear-reducing therapies via unconscious processing.

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  1. Daniela Schiller is in the Department of Psychiatry, the Department of Neuroscience and the Friedman Brain Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York 10029, USA.

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