Researchers To Study Girls Afraid Of Spiders
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.
Okay, Little Miss Muffet was scared of spiders; we know that. Now, scientists in Austria want to figure out what was happening inside her brain. Researchers at the University of Graz have put out a call for girls, ages 8 to 13, who are too frightened to even look at the eight-legged creatures. They want to study the girls' brainwaves while they're shown pictures of spiders. Researchers hope to come up with phobia treatments. The girls will be given fear therapy.
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