Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Anxiety Cues Found in the Brain Despite Safe Environment

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This shows a fading woman sitting in a forestVirtual reality is helping researchers uncover some of the secrets of anxiety. Using VR, study participants were able to distinguish between safe and dangerous environments in a game. However, brain scans of those with anxiety showed increased activity in the insula and dorsomedial prefrontal cortex while in a safe zone, indicating their brains were associating the safe environment with threat or danger.