While virtual reality (VR) describes the computer-generated simulation of immersive, interactive, and real-life environments, virtual reality therapy (VRT) examines the applicability of VR environments for therapeutic purposes. A typical VRT application is for instance the realistic visual simulation of anxiety-provoking situations by means of VR glasses for exposure therapy in anxiety disorders.
The aim of the current research group "Virtual Reality Therapy and Psychophysiology" is the (further) development and psycho-physiological examination of VR-based diagnostic and therapeutic methods for mental disorders.
Professionally-suitable students (e.g. Psychology, Cognitive Science, Medicine, Informatics) who would like to write their master's or doctoral thesis about a clinical or neurophilosophical VR-related topic, are warmly welcomed to contact niclas.braun(at)ukbonn.de
The VR-Laboratory as well as the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy in general is constantly conducting new studies for which new study participants of all ages and sexes are being searched for.
Please find under the following link a list of all currently running studies for which prospective probands are searched for.
Dr. Niclas Braun
Clinic and Polyclinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
University Hospital Bonn AöR
Sigmund-Freud Straße 25