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The Healing Powers of Virtual Reality

In the past few years, virtual reality (VR) has become a viable tool for cognitive and behavioral mental health applications. Much as an aircraft simulator tests and trains piloting ability under a variety of controlled conditions, virtual environments can present simulations and inputs that are useful for mental health applications. In this panel, VR and mental health scientists discussed the use of VR to assess and treat patients with phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, burn- and cancer-related pain, Parkinsonšs disease, traumatic brain injury, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, and learning disabilities.

Skip Rizzo
University of Southern California
Larry F. Hodges
Georgia Institute of Technology
Hunter Hoffman
University of Washington
Skip Rizzo
University of Southern California
Dorothy Strickland
North Carolina State University
Benjamin Watson
University of Alberta


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