Brain Virtual reality has the ability to impact the brain on a deep level, impacting theta rhythms responsible for memories and emotions, helping to sharpen cognition and learn faster. (Image: Shutterstock)

It's normal that the final days of summer are often accompanied by a pit in the stomach kind of feeling, knowing fall is coming and, this year, the feeling may be harder to shake as the Delta Variant is dominating headlines; masks indoors for the vaccinated is the new Fauci recommendation; and, once again, parents fear a full week of in-person school is a moving target. So much for the idea of heading back to the office in Fall 2021 feeling the familiar routine. Living for an extended period of time within a state of fear and elevated stress is why our country finds itself at a level of anxiety and depression that has tripled its pre-pandemic level

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