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Sense like -- and London were used to trigger a fear response among the participants while they were awake.
They've received mild electric shocks while smelling a specific odor and looking at a picture.
Then they -- re introduced to the same smell while they were asleep.
What's nice about.
Our findings as we can use our -- and very specific way I'm during sleep and basically administer it with that patient being aware.
Doctor Jake got treated neurologist at northwestern medicine led the study he said repeated exposure to the -- while sleeping led to a decrease in fear.
They figured that out by tracking brain waves along with how much the person -- -- Wallace sleep.
There's been net decline in the strength of that original fear memory.
So by basically repeatedly presenting this -- and sleep without further shocks were able to create a kind of safe memory.
Doctor -- -- says this kind of therapy could be -- for people suffering from post traumatic syndrome.
War veterans -- are people -- -- and war torn area and there are certain smells gunpowder smoke.
I'm things like that that would be any way of trying to.
Reduce the strength of those fear and anxiety based feelings.
But when it comes to phobias like fear of spiders are heights.
That can get tricky because achieving uses voters to stimulate a fear memory.
It's clear that some maoists have this kind of privileged access to memory -- systems during sleep that there might be a way as.
Coming up with some creative ways to try and -- use this as a kind of set conscious exposure therapy.
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