One for both the webVR/#webXR and the #healthtech 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.
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:
And the paper:
Virtual reality in the treatment of persecutory delusions: Randomised controlled experimental study testing how to reduce delusional conviction. Daniel Freeman et al, Brit J of Psych, July 2016
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