How Virtual Reality Declared War On PTSD | Gizmodo Australia. Despite VR’s potential for gaming and entertainment, one group are quietly developing ground-breaking VR programs to treat a myriad of difficult psychological conditions including PTSD. Albert “Skip” Rizzo, a clinical psychologist, Director of Medical Virtual Reality working in a brain injury center, found clients stimulated more by GameBoy than any prescribed treatments. SimCity was great training device in cognitive rehah
Bravemind VR simulation for PTSD VR is back. Skip Rizzo’s current VR research institute in LA is an unholy amalgam of academics, the military and Hollywood. The first provided the ideas, the second the funding and the third the visual effects and technology to make it all come tigether. With the available technology and funding finally on his side, Skip and his team have been able to develop multiple projects that each use VR technology for psychological treatment in a different way.
The Future of Storytelling in VR NVIDIA invites you to explore virtual reality as a storytelling medium across VR filmmaking, location-based entertainment and more. Join experts from 20th Century Fox, Baobab Studios, Spaces, and Walt Disney Imagineering as they discuss the future of storytelling in VR at SIGGRAPH 2016. The panel is moderated by Digital Cinema Society Founder, James Mathers.
Study finds more evidence children with ADHD have abnormalities in brain structures.People with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder have distinct differences in their brain structure, a new study finds, suggesting the disorder should be considered a neurological condition and not simply a behavioural problem. The research — published Wednesday in Lancet Psychiatry — was described by its authors as the largest-ever review of ADHD patient brain scans.
"I don't think there is a downside to getting diagnosed or labeled," Schuler says. "One of the more destructive things you can do is pretend your kid can be educated and cared for the same way kids without these special needs are." If you ignore or deny problems, your kids might not get the attention or services they need. "That is virtually a guarantee that they will not only be different, but they will be unhappy
Where in the brain does love come from? According to neuroscientist Bianca Acevedo, a researcher at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, love is a chemical response in the raphe nucleus, ventral pallidum, nucleus accumbens and ventral tegmental regions of the brain. These four small areas of the brain, along with hormones and genetics, are where neuroscientists believe the feeling of love forms.