Tag: biofeedback

Army Looks Into Treating PTSD with Dream Manipulation

By Veronique Greenwood | October 21, 2011 3:27 pm

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What’s the News: Recurring nightmares can cast a pall over anyone’s waking life, and for soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder, they can also contribute to panic attacks, flashbacks, and violent behavior. Can soothing, dream-like experiences in a virtual world, entered immediately after a nightmare runs its course, tame those bad dreams? It seems like a kind of real-life inception, but it’s not as far fetched as you’d think: the Army is investigating just such a treatment, Dawn Lim at Wired’s Danger Room reports.

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CATEGORIZED UNDER: Health & Medicine, Mind & Brain

Can Video Games Help Sick Kids Stick to Their Treatments?

By Veronique Greenwood | May 2, 2011 4:34 pm

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Video games might do more than get you off your fanny.

What’s the News: Getting in shape with Wii Bowling was just the beginning: scientists are now studying whether videogames that use breath as a controller can encourage healthy habits in children with cystic fibrosis.

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