Tag Archives: vr

Avatar Therapy Shows Promise for Voice Hearers

While technology has given therapists a whole new way to explore exposure therapy with patients with PTSD and anxiety disorders, other mental health issues haven’t gotten quite the same boost. Recently, however, psychiatrists have been exploring a technological approach to treating enduring auditory verbal hallucinations of the sort that are sometimes experienced by people with […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Navigating Storms

It’s just about time to start the weekend, and with PAX Aus and some huge releases (any Super Mario Odyssey fans in the crowd?), it’s sure to be a busy one. Why not take a little break with some of the best recent articles on mental health and gaming? The games industry responds to #MeToo […]

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VR Devs Offer a Classic Solution for Player Harassment

Virtual reality is an exciting new frontier for game developers, but along with the good, they’re finding plenty of bad. Surprising no one, harassment is a problem in VR. We’re still feeling out the limits of personal space in VR, but users agree: encounters with abusive users can be viscerally upsetting (cw: sexual harassment). So […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Changing Seasons

Welcome to our roundup of the amazing mental health and gaming articles you may have missed. This week, we have a look at game development in youth detention centers, analysis of our friendships with digital characters, and an argument for more characters like L.A. Noire’s Cole Phelps. And while we’re all here, a humble reminder […]

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VR Lets Researchers Study Altruism in Life-or-Death Situations

Virtual reality has become an exciting therapeutic tool, but that’s far from the only good its doing in the world of psychology and neurology. A new study published in Neuropsychologia shows that it’s also allowing researchers to create scenarios that would normally being impossible to study ethically. A research group from Italy’s Scuola Internazionale Superiore […]

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Weekly INT Boost – The Dangers of Cats Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health-related articles you’ve missed. This week, we have good news for cat lovers, a supportive community where you’d least expect one, and a personal tale from a Canadian NHL player. We also have big news from our fundraising campaign, so check out our updates if you haven’t […]

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Weekly INT Boost – One Down, Six to Go

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health-related articles you may have missed. This week we have a look at the people trying to improve depictions in the media, thoughts on why we constantly check our phones, and — oh yeah — coverage of our AFK Room crowdfunding campaign! Mental health group aims to […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Mental Illness isn’t Magic?

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health-related articles you may have missed. This week, we have analysis of the missteps of The OA, tips for a long and happy game development career, and research about therapy, VR and Facebook. Sady Doyle on mental illness, ‘The OA’ & savior narratives “Believe it or not, […]

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Virtual Reality is Helping Veterans From WWII Onward

For many of the veterans of World War II, war memorials are out of reach. They’re in their late 80s and 90s now and travel can be a challenge, even with the help of programs like Honor Flight. That’s why Honor Everywhere 360 was created — a virtual reality tour of U.S. War Memorials in […]

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VR Helps Autistic Kids Overcome Social Challenges in a New Study

New research out of the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas offers a potential new way for young people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to prepare for social situations in a safe environment. Researchers used a VR training program to help participants learn strategies for potentially challenging social situations like meeting […]

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