Virtual out-of-body experience reduces your fear of death

29-Jan-2019
From New Scientist
An illusion that mimics near-death experiences seems to reduce people’s fear of dying.

Mel Slater at the University of Barcelona, Spain, and his team have used virtual reality headsets to create the illusion of being separate from your own body. They did this by first making 32 volunteers feel like a virtual body was their own. While wearing a headset, the body would match any real movements the volunteers made. When a virtual ball was dropped onto the foot of the virtual body, a vibration was triggered on the person’s real foot.


Read the full article here: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2118996-virtual-out-of-body-experience-reduces-your-fear-of-death/?fbclid=IwAR1-feu8SsY_1j6KpIz8gayIjsVfw1SEhCli5TJ_II8VLC_qNUTWXoMktvU

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