(STUDY FINDS) -- NEW YORK — Fear is among the most basic and primal of all human emotions. It’s an absolutely essential ingredient of our genetic makeup, and a big reason why we’ve survived, as a species, for thousands of years. That being said, irrational or overpowering feelings of fear can also negatively impact an individual’s quality of life. So how does one overcome their own fears? A new study concludes that using your imagination to visualize a threat can help an individual conquer a fear.
Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai believe their findings could have wide-ranging implications for anxiety and other fear-caused disorders.