Is body-swapping the next big thing in therapy?


It may sound like a scene out of a science fiction movie, but what if you could play the role of a virtual therapist in the body of Sigmund Freud, giving yourself advice?

While this may blow your mind, and maybe even creep you out a little, it’s an idea researchers at the University of Barcelona are studying. They found that 80% of people studied looked and dealt with a problem differently after going through the virtual body-swapping with Freud and giving themselves advice.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 836707. EIT Health is supported by the EIT, a body of the European Union.