Paranoia afflicts as many as one in three people, researchers have concluded based on a study using virtual reality. Scientists have had trouble studying paranoia, or exaggerated fear of threats from other people, in controlled laboratory settings. Researchers have often settled instead for giving out questionnaires, which can be inaccurate. According to Science News, the new investigation sought to solve the problem by putting volunteers through a virtual subway or underground ride to gauge paranoid tendencies.
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Known affectionately as "The Content Wrangler," Scott Abel is an internationally recognized global content strategist who specializes in helping organizations deliver the right content to the right audience, anywhere, anytime, and on any device. He writes regularly for business and content industry publications, is frequently selected as a featured presenter at content industry events, and served on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Information. Scott's message is clear: Content is a business asset worth managing efficiently and effectively. His firm, The Content Wrangler, exists to help content-heavy organizations adopt the tools, technologies, and techniques they need to connect content to customers.
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