Virtual reality took me inside the mind of a schizophrenic


Using VR experiences to simulation perception of the world with a mental illness.

The demonstration was similar to many other video or auditory examples that try to explain what schizophrenics with positive symptoms experience. These symptoms include hallucinations, disorderly thoughts, and prominent delusions. Positive symptoms are just one type of schizophrenic behavior—negative symptoms include emotional flatness and the inability to follow through on certain activities, and cannot be simulated with this virtual reality software.


  • helping to bring empathy and understanding to those without the illness