How Does Avatar Therapy Work for Schizophrenia Patients?

A study showed people with schizophrenia can reduce the voices in their heads by standing up to avatars, designed to look and sound like their voices, with the support of therapists. Compared to the control group who received counseling, the group receiving avatar therapy felt less overall distress from their voices, and more of them stopped hearing voices altogether within a shorter time period.  

Cyborgification Part 1: The Avatar Project’s Roadmap to Life Extension

This is the first in a series about using technology to overcome the most primal challenges to humanity: disease, aging, and death. In 2011, Russian multi-billionaire Dmitry Itskov founded the 2045 Initiative, a nonprofit research-supporting organization focused on the goal of “indefinite life extension”– that is, allowing people to live as long as they choose … Continued

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