Enhancing Social Lives with Virtual Reality

Monday, September 19, 2016

Many people struggle in social situations. Reading facial expressions and knowing how to respond are a daily challenge for many with high-functioning autism as well as for some who are not on the spectrum.

Since 2008, researchers at the Center for BrainHealth® have been investigating how to provide social brain-training using a virtual reality platform. The resulting scientifically tested program immerses participants in a video game like environment that includes dynamic face-tracking technology and a live clinician whose avatar provides social coaching through a variety of conversational scenarios.  

Learn more about the SCIENCE behind the virtual reality social cognition training SOLUTION.

See the Today show story featuring Maria Shriver.

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