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Virtual Reality May Help Treat Autism, Parkinson’s
Playing games in virtual reality (VR) may help treat people with neurological disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease, a study has claimed. The technology, described in the journal Scientific Reports, could help the patients shift their perceptions of time, which their conditions lead them to perceive differently. “The ability to estimate the passage of time with precision is fundamental to our ability to interact with the world. For some individuals, however, the internal clock is maladjusted, causing timing deficiencies that affect perception and action,” said Seamas Weech, a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo in Canada, in a statement.
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