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An App to Help You Overcome Arachnophobia

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Oct 25, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 18:30

Snakes, heights, germs, do you have any phobias? Fear of spiders is one of the most common, and since we’re seeing a lot of them lurking in Halloween décor this time of year, we were intrigued by some work being done by Anja Zimmer at the University of Basel in Switzerland. She’s studies phobias and developed an augmented reality app to help people overcome a fear of spiders. (Segment produced by Lynsey Mella.)