Thursday, January 31, 2008

Virtual world could aid diagnosis of schizophrenia

NewScientisttech reports in 'Virtual world could aid diagnosis of schizophrenia' that at the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality conference in Long Beach, California, next week

computer scientist Daphna Weinshall of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel will describe a VR experiment in which volunteers wearing a head-mounted display navigated through simulated streets, shopping malls and a market. They were asked to flag up "incoherencies" such as objects that were the wrong colour or in the wrong position - a street sign at ground level, for instance - or making the wrong noise.

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