Eastside Science Café: Fighting Fear

Monday, 13 June 2011 - 7:00pm
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Whether it’s the fear of spiders or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from events such as military combat or 9/11, fear can severely hinder a person’s way of life. Therapists now use virtual reality to fight peoples’ phobias by exposing patients to computer simulations of the objects, situation, or memories they have been avoiding. At this month’s Eastside Science Café, join Dr. Hunter Hoffman, Director of UW’s Virtual Reality Research Center, as we explore how virtual reality exposure therapy is changing the way we can confront and overcome our fears.

Eastside Science Café is held on the second Monday of each month. Did you miss a café and want to hear the discussion? Most Science Cafés are recorded by KCTS 9 and are available for online viewing. Eastside Science Cafés take place at Wilde Rover in Kirkland and are presented in partnership with Pacific Science Center and KCTS 9.