Clinical studies

Andrew Huberman, an associate professor of neurobiology and ophthalmology of Stanford University School of Medicine is studying the neuroscience of how what we see influences our emotions, especially fear.
Using virtual reality, he exposes study participants to terrifying scenarios, including attack encounters with sharks, spiders, and a pit bull, and stepping off a very high, narrow plank.
He aims to test techniques that, if successful, could help people with phobias, generalized anxiety syndrome, or post-traumatic stress disorder recover their composure in situations that trigger fear.