Results of emerging research published in the journals Nature Communications and Nature Human Behaviour suggest that brain scan patterns can be used to help people conquer their fears and increase their confidence.
Scientists from the University of Cambridge embarked on an experiment that aims to condition the brain to do away with fear.
Researchers have discovered a way to recondition the brain to overcome fear, using a combination of artificial intelligence and brain scanning technology.
How would you like your worst fear physically removed from your brain, never to bother you again? That's exactly what seems to have happened to one man who had an irrational fear of spiders. Interestingly, the phobia was eliminated on accident - a happy consequence of a very serious procedure.