Why Imagining Phobias May Help you Conquer Them
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 980 , Segment 2
Episode: Housing Vouchers, Brain Tuneup, Water Sustainability, Mindfulness
- Jan 8, 2019 11:00 pm
- 20:02 mins
Guest: Tor Wager, Professor of Cognitive Psychology and Director of the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, University of Colorado Boulder “Exposure therapy” is a real thing that’s been common since the 1950s where people confront the thing they’re afraid of until the fear goes away. But what if, rather than experiencing the scary thing, you could just imagine it and still overcome the fear? Neuroscientist Tor Wager’s lab has found that works, too.