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Using virtual reality to overcome fear, reduce prejudice (incl. video)

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“While most virtual reality efforts are focused on game play and other forms of entertainment, the work at Stanford is squarely aimed on the potential social benefits of VR.

That translates to helping people combat fears, become more empathetic, reduce prejudice, adopt a healthier lifestyle, better withstand pain, manage their money, improve the environment, and even prepare for natural disasters.”

Image: Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab

By Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/baig/2015/06/16/stanford-vr-lab-overcome-fear-reduce-prejudice/28805611/