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Dec 12, 2008

Videogames and virtual simulations are everywhere in the U.S. military. They are used for training, learning new skills, preparing troops for war, and many other functions. Now there is an emerging application for virtual simulations as therapy tools to help troops overcome post-traumatic stress disorder. In this podcast you will hear about this new technique. We also discuss the controversial issue of whether the Pentagon is getting its money's worth for its simulators. We also bring you a truly eye-opening story about how British researchers are studying facial expressions to help authorities catch smugglers as they cross the border.