I’m crushing your addiction!

A fascinating study that gets at at the power of gestures, postures, and practice, even when it’s only at the level of visualization. I want to see a follow-up study as to the effects of crushing real vs. virtual smokes.

Smokers who crushed computer-simulated cigarettes as part of a psychosocial treatment program in a virtual reality environment had significantly reduced nicotine dependence and higher rates of tobacco abstinence than smokers participating in the same program who grasped a computer-simulated ball, according to a study described in the current issue of CyberPsychology and Behavior.

Originally published at culture-making.com.

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