May 20, 2006

The University Of Jaen Uses Virtual Reality For Hallucinations Treatments

Scientists of the University of Jaen (in Spain) have announced that they are working on a new project to improve the treatment of hallucinations, by using Virtual Reality technology that acts on the attention processes of people who have schizophrenia.

It is a project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology, carried out by the "Evaluacion Psicologica" group, focused on the development of psychological methods that complement pharmacological treatments in order to try to control psychotic symptoms.

Project leader Beatriz Lopez Luengo emphasised that the aim is "not to recreate the hallucinations of patients, but to train their attention in order to reduce them or stop them from appearing".

See full story: here

More information:

Beatriz Lopez Luengo, person in charge of the project
University of JaƩn
Telephone: 953 21 26 63


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