Can Virtual Reality Help You Get Over Your Fear?

A patient "walks the plank" while wearing a virtual reality set that simulates being high above the ground

Scared of spiders? Fear of heights? New research is finding that Virtual Reality could help patients overcome these fears. It works by stimulating part of the brain and exposing patients to the fear in a safe setting.

The Anatomy of a Broken Heart

A diagram shows how the human heart can change shape under stress from a romantic loss.

A traumatic emotional event can cause the heart to change its shape and become less efficient. It’s called “broken heart syndrome” for a reason.