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(Independent)   Study finds VR could be used to treat certain phobias, such as fear of heights. Unclear how it could be used to treat fear of VR   ( independent.co.uk) divider line
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2018-07-12 08:56:28 AM  
I have a fear of children. A VR application to treat that could get me a visit by the local police and Chris Hansen.
 
2018-07-12 09:17:14 AM  
So this app actually works?

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2018-07-12 09:18:03 AM  

Dimensio: I have a fear of children. A VR application to treat that could get me a visit by the local police and Chris Hansen.


You just need some sound psychological advice.

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2018-07-12 09:21:50 AM  
The month before last, at the Houston Comicpalooza, NASA had a break-out room where they were showing the VR software used for ISS training.  It was pretty cool (they use Vives).

I've held off purchasing my own set up for various reasons one of them being the Vive pro which is *damn* expensive over the older model.  But I hope to have one before the end of the year.

And speaking of VR uses, I just purchased a Theta V 360 camera that I will take to the mountains soon.  I can't wait to try it with phone and regular VR.
 
2018-07-12 09:32:02 AM  

Dimensio: I have a fear of children. A VR application to treat that could get me a visit by the local police and Chris Hansen.


Rec Room is a great VR application for murdering children. I get four for every one that murders me.

*Hears knock at door*
 
2018-07-12 09:38:23 AM  
I've often wondered if VR could have therapeutic uses.  I've often feared that it could be used to opposite effect, if one were so inclined...
 
2018-07-12 09:45:55 AM  
I used to have a phobia of heights so bad I would get shaky standing on chairs. I started forcing myself to ride roller coasters. I'm still not great with heights, but am better than I used to be.
 
2018-07-12 09:54:42 AM  
I'll admit I was vaguely impressed when I could feel my Vertigo kicking in a little when testing one of our Rift headsets and going through their demo reel

/at which point I promptly installed Steam and Project CARS and played for like 3 hours
//I don't do drugs
 
2018-07-12 10:01:50 AM  

This text is now purple: Dimensio: I have a fear of children. A VR application to treat that could get me a visit by the local police and Chris Hansen.

You just need some sound psychological advice.

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I have been seeing a psychologist, actually. When I mentioned my pedophobia she suggested exposure therapy.

Somehow, I doubt that going to a place where children congregate and, when asked, explaining to people that I am trying to expose myself to children will end well.
 
2018-07-12 10:02:53 AM  

UberDave: The month before last, at the Houston Comicpalooza, NASA had a break-out room where they were showing the VR software used for ISS training.  It was pretty cool (they use Vives).

I've held off purchasing my own set up for various reasons one of them being the Vive pro which is *damn* expensive over the older model.  But I hope to have one before the end of the year.

And speaking of VR uses, I just purchased a Theta V 360 camera that I will take to the mountains soon.  I can't wait to try it with phone and regular VR.


Check out the Oculus Go. It's an amazing VR experience for $200.
 
2018-07-12 10:05:52 AM  

Douggernaut: I've often wondered if VR could have therapeutic uses.  I've often feared that it could be used to opposite effect, if one were so inclined...


I find blowing up pirates in HazRes sites a relaxing experience.
 
2018-07-12 10:27:42 AM  

Copperbelly watersnake: I used to have a phobia of heights so bad I would get shaky standing on chairs. I started forcing myself to ride roller coasters. I'm still not great with heights, but am better than I used to be.


I am the same. My biggest nemesis are escalators, so I've been forcing myself to ride the one near my office each morning. I have been getting a bit better in dealing with them as prior I would just refuse to use them.
 
2018-07-12 10:28:12 AM  
I'm afraid of porn.
 
2018-07-12 10:37:34 AM  

Douggernaut: I've often wondered if VR could have therapeutic uses.  I've often feared that it could be used to opposite effect, if one were so inclined...

VR Cage of Rats

made me learn to love Big Brother.
 
2018-07-12 10:54:44 AM  

Dimensio: Douggernaut: I've often wondered if VR could have therapeutic uses.  I've often feared that it could be used to opposite effect, if one were so inclined...

I find blowing up pirates in HazRes sites a relaxing experience.


Swimming around in Subnautica is fun and relaxing, as long as you stay in the shallows.

\but going into the deep, you'll fear the reaper
 
2018-07-12 11:09:02 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Dimensio: Douggernaut: I've often wondered if VR could have therapeutic uses.  I've often feared that it could be used to opposite effect, if one were so inclined...

I find blowing up pirates in HazRes sites a relaxing experience.

Swimming around in Subnautica is fun and relaxing, as long as you stay in the shallows.

\but going into the deep, you'll fear the reaper


Do you play in VR? If so, what sort of control scheme do you use?

I have the game in my library but I have yet to get around to it in part because I really do not know how I will control it in VR. I will need to move on to something once I cross Ori and the Blind Forest off of my backlog list.
 
2018-07-12 11:21:00 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Dimensio: Douggernaut: I've often wondered if VR could have therapeutic uses.  I've often feared that it could be used to opposite effect, if one were so inclined...

I find blowing up pirates in HazRes sites a relaxing experience.

Swimming around in Subnautica is fun and relaxing, as long as you stay in the shallows.

\but going into the deep, you'll fear the reaper


Showed the Vive to the family and put my sister under in The Blu. The "episode" at the bottom of a sea trench. Very dark. Very deep. We had to keep assuring her that nothing was going to jump out at her and scare her.

That's when the dog licked her on the back of her neck.

I'm surprised she didn't shiat herself.
 
2018-07-12 12:15:09 PM  

Copperbelly watersnake: I used to have a phobia of heights so bad I would get shaky standing on chairs. I started forcing myself to ride roller coasters. I'm still not great with heights, but am better than I used to be.


Ladders are less expensive than amusement park tickets
 
2018-07-12 01:52:45 PM  

End_Of_Line: Copperbelly watersnake: I used to have a phobia of heights so bad I would get shaky standing on chairs. I started forcing myself to ride roller coasters. I'm still not great with heights, but am better than I used to be.

I am the same. My biggest nemesis are escalators, so I've been forcing myself to ride the one near my office each morning. I have been getting a bit better in dealing with them as prior I would just refuse to use them.


Are you afraid that if it stops you'll be stuck between floors?
 
kab
2018-07-12 03:28:39 PM  
I can tell you that if you DO have a fear of heights, a properly setup Vive will absolutely fark with your brain.  I think my buddy got quite the kick out of watching me "holy shiat" my way around the room for a while.

I'm not sure what needs to be done to conquer the "moving great distances without a controller" element, but when they do, it will be pretty awesome.

/that, and the fov simply needs to go way the hell up, seeing edges ruins the experience.
 
kab
2018-07-12 03:30:57 PM  

Copperbelly watersnake: I used to have a phobia of heights so bad I would get shaky standing on chairs. I started forcing myself to ride roller coasters. I'm still not great with heights, but am better than I used to be.


I hear ya... I've chalked mine up to triggering with anything that requires my own physical input.   Rollercoasters and airplanes?  No problem.  Ask me to climb a ladder up 2 stories?   Not gonna happen.

When I was really little, even steel grate bridges would make me freeze up and refuse to walk over them.

/heights over deep water also don't bother me (edge of a ship, for instance)
 
2018-07-12 04:11:18 PM  

Dimensio: Tyrone Slothrop: Dimensio: Douggernaut: I've often wondered if VR could have therapeutic uses.  I've often feared that it could be used to opposite effect, if one were so inclined...

I find blowing up pirates in HazRes sites a relaxing experience.

Swimming around in Subnautica is fun and relaxing, as long as you stay in the shallows.

\but going into the deep, you'll fear the reaper

Do you play in VR? If so, what sort of control scheme do you use?

I have the game in my library but I have yet to get around to it in part because I really do not know how I will control it in VR. I will need to move on to something once I cross Ori and the Blind Forest off of my backlog list.


The controls are frustrating in VR, which is too bad because it's a beautiful game.  Forget the Touch controls for now and use an Xbox controller.
 
2018-07-12 07:30:10 PM  
1.) Are you able to trick the human mind and experience a longer passage of time than reality?
2.) If so, during this time period, can you control the term of the experience? For example, can I experience 8 hours of playing a game in my mind, however in reality only a fraction of that time has passed?
3.) If yes to 1 and 2, will your mind remember the whole experience as if it actually happened and retain memories from the experience in detail?
4.) Congratulations, our species is now able to learn at a far advanced rate. Or play a lot of games and experience a lot of porn.
 
2018-07-12 09:04:44 PM  

Chiefs_11: End_Of_Line: Copperbelly watersnake: I used to have a phobia of heights so bad I would get shaky standing on chairs. I started forcing myself to ride roller coasters. I'm still not great with heights, but am better than I used to be.

I am the same. My biggest nemesis are escalators, so I've been forcing myself to ride the one near my office each morning. I have been getting a bit better in dealing with them as prior I would just refuse to use them.

Are you afraid that if it stops you'll be stuck between floors?


It is more of a vertigo feeling due to moving, but not moving, upwards. It throws off my equilibrium and gives me a sense of falling. It is mostly embarrassing since it can trigger a bit of a panic attack.
 
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