Genomics in society: VR visions for the future

Applying virtual reality (VR) as an experimental research methodology enables consideration of important social and behavioral research questions in step with, and often in advance of, emerging genetic and genomic knowledge. Although genetics and genomics are well understood in rare disease contexts, their application for precision medicine in a public health context (e.g., for obesity and diabetes prevention) is still…

Transforming and improving neurorehabilitation services with therapeutic virtual reality programs

Immersive Rehab provides a personalised, engaging and clinically validated digital therapeutics solution in virtual reality to tackle the current limitations of neurorehabilitation, in particular for people with significant upper limb mobility limitations as a result of stroke, multiple sclerosis, ALS and spinal injury. Research has shown that retraining the brain can lead to important gains in mobility. By combining physical…

Psychological Privacy, Emotional Regulation, and Long Term Space Travel

In this session presents the findings from a review of psychological research focused on the relationship between privacy, surveillance, health and performance. We are particularly concerned with the hypothesis that psychological privacy may be a fundamental requirement for emotion regulation and total surveillance a condition that undermines emotion regulation. As we define those terms, we will present a thorough analysis…

XR for Peace – The Potential of Immersive Psychological Interventions for Conflict Resolution

Ongoing violent conflicts around the world remain one of the greatest challenges and threats to humanity. Alongside the political path to peacebuilding, the scientific community has embarked on the challenge of counteracting the causes of violent conflicts. Social psychologists have developed interventions that aim to overcome the psychological barriers that prevent a peaceful resolution of conflicts. However, these psychological interventions…