Study: This virtual reality simulation could reduce fear of death

If you’ve ever played a virtual reality game, you’re probably used to dying — at least digitally. But not like this. Scientists are using VR headsets to create out-of-body experiences that may be able to reduce the fear of death, according to a recently published study. According to Mel Slater, one of the study’s authors and a research professor at the University of Barcelona: My lab has been working for many years on the influence of changing someone’s body in virtual reality on their attitudes, perceptions, behavior and cognition. For example, placing White people in a Black virtual body reduces…

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