Your Fear Makes Spiders Bigger

Because they feed on it! Just kidding — actually, fear just makes spiders look bigger, as scientists determined when they had a bunch of volunteers hang out with tarantulas and then guess their size. People who were afraid of spiders estimated them as bigger than did those who were just fine with the eight-legged… » 2/23/12 4:15pm 2/23/12 4:15pm

New App Claims It Can Cure Your Fear Of Spiders

The makers of Fear of Spiders Phobia Treatment claim the new app will eradicate your spider phobia, using "NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), visualization, and mind mapping methods." Essentially, the app lets you choose scary photos of spiders, then stare at them until you aren't afraid anymore. At $2.99, the app is… » 12/01/11 7:15pm 12/01/11 7:15pm