Virtual reality: Talking to yourself in disguise can solve life’s little problems

The New Daily

If you were to try and fix a momentary case of the blues or solve a personal problem, who would you be better off talking to? Yourself or Dr Sigmund Freud?

Spanish researchers, in a cheeky virtual reality experiment, suggest the better option is to do both.

And they say it works so well, that mental health clinicians could prescribe virtual reality Freud sessions as a low-cost answer to solving life’s minor problems – or as a way of practicing healthier ways of thinking.

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.