AI-Enhanced VR May Alleviate Public Speaking Anxiety
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A new study explores using VR and AI to improve public speaking skills and reduce anxiety. PresentationPro simulates realistic presentation settings with AI-driven audience avatars that provide real-time feedback. This approach offers a safe, repeatable environment for practice, potentially benefiting a wide range of users beyond students ..read more
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Odors From Other People’s Sweat Can Help Treat Social Anxiety
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1y ago
Exposure to another person's bodily odors extracted from sweat can help boost therapies for social anxiety and other mental health disorders ..read more
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Few People Seem to Find Real Joy in JOMO
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1y ago
People who enjoy experiencing JOMO, the "joy of missing out", tend to have higher levels of social anxiety, a new study reports ..read more
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Fear of Failing: The Secrets Behind Social Anxiety
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1y ago
Social anxiety is associated with a higher risk of developing depression and addiction disorders. Researchers say the fear of rejection may be at the root of social anxiety ..read more
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Connecting Stress, Weight, and Social Anxiety in Early Adolescence
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2y ago
Stress experienced during peripuberty leads to an increase in adipose fat and a reduction in sociability in young adolescents ..read more
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Loneliness Has a Different Neural Basis Than Social Anxiety
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2y ago
People with social anxiety have increased amygdala activity during social decision making, and reduced activity in the nucleus accumbens during social feedback. Those who are lonely did not experience the same alterations as those with social anxiety, suggesting loneliness is a unique condition ..read more
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Brain Activity Fluctuations May Hold the Keys to Psychiatric Treatment Efficacy
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2y ago
Moment-to-moment fluctuations in brain activity over a three-minute period can reliably predict how receptive a person with social anxiety will be to cognitive behavioral therapy ..read more
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Brain State Behind Social Interaction Uncovered
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3y ago
The activity of different populations of neurons in the amygdala governs whether mice interact with their peers, or indulge in self-centered behaviors ..read more
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Phone Call Anxiety: Why So Many of Us Have It, and How to Get Over It
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3y ago
A significant number of people report feeling anxious when they hear their phones ring. Researchers explore why so many people experience phone call anxiety and address how to limit anxious reactions ..read more
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The Effects of Oxytocin on Social Anxiety Depend on Location
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4y ago
Oxytocin produced in the BNST increased stress-induced social anxiety behaviors in mice. The findings shed light on why oxytocin can sometimes provoke anti-social effects ..read more
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