“If you think about this kind of treatment, there’s one important component you have to consider: there’s a difference between wanting and liking” says Dr. Robert Reiner.
The topic under discussion is Virtual Reality Therapy, a method for treating phobias and anxiety that Reiner has been on the forefront of for nearly three decades. He and Jesse discuss the evolution of the treatment modality and its use in modern psychology.
Also in this episode, Jesse reveals his own personal phobia — something that’s been haunting him since he was a barefoot four-year-old in a soggy Oregonian garden patch…
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An introduction to Virtual Reality therapy.
This Week In Neuroscience: Linking emotions to memories.
A great week in listener interaction.
Check out our recently launched stacks at Axon Labs.
Jesse introduces Dr. Robert Reiner.
A primer on Virtual Reality therapy by Dr. Reiner.
Treating different kinds of phobias.
Fear of flying vs fear of public speaking.
The evolution of some common phobias.
Inducing phobias artificially and bio-feedback.
Prediction error and abdominal breathing.
How phobias, addictions and OCD build up over time.
The technology of Virtual Reality therapy.
Addiction vs phobia.
Jesse reveals his one and only phobia.
Ruthless Listener Retention Gimmick: A significant and salacious finding.