Another experiment of British scientists ended quite successfully. His goal was to determine the impact of new technologies on people who suffer from autism.
Experts offered the subjects to immerse themselves in virtual reality and feel the influence of the most unpleasant scenarios for themselves. As volunteers for participation in the experiment, 8 people in the age group from 18 to 57 years old performed.
Each of them shared his fears with the experimenters, on the basis of which the individual virtual experience was developed.
Therapy involved several stages. The first one meant a conversation with a psychotherapist, and the second – a couple of VR sessions that lasted for 20 minutes each.
After 1.5 months, it turned out that the subjects react much more calmly to stimuli than before. During the 6 months of the experiment, participants in the experiment were able to completely get rid of their fear or even phobias.
At the moment, psychotherapy in virtual reality is just an experiment. But it is likely that it will be used in the practice of psychologists in the future.
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