One for both the webVR/#webXR and the communities...

People suffering from delusions try to keep themselves safe from what they fear may hurt them — for example by not going outside.

They do stay safe, which reinforces this decision.



Prof Daniel Freeman at Oxford and OxfordVR is using an lNIHR grant to see if virtual reality could help to break that cycle.

He wanted to give those people a safe way to explore the scene of the delusion (like going outside). And learn/test what’s safe.


And for those of you who prefer podcasts...

I got this from BBC Radio4’s The History of Delusions. This is the episode on the Future:


That paper’s conclusion?

“Cognitive therapy using virtual reality could prove highly effective in treating delusions.”

Fascinating work.


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