Amy Barrett & Daniel Freeman , Instant Genius

How virtual reality is helping patients with phobias, anxiety disorders and more

11 Jan 2021 • 37 min • EN
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In the New Year issue, we cover the biggest ideas that you need to understand in 2021, and in the past few episodes of the podcast we’ve been talking to the experts who will explain these ideas in their own words. For the next in the series, we speak to Daniel Freeman, a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford. Daniel has been working with VR technology since 2001 and is a founder of Oxford VR, a University of Oxford spinout company. He tells us about using virtual reality to treat mental health problems. Let us know what you think of the episode with a review or a comment wherever you listen to your podcasts. Subscribe to the Science Focus Podcast on these services: Acast, iTunes, Stitcher, RSS, Overcast Read the full transcription of this episode [this will open in a new window] Listen to more episodes of the Science Focus Podcast: Anthony David: Why is there still such stigma around mental health? Pete Etchells: Are video games good for us? Sandro Galea: What is the difference between health and medicine? Helen Russell: What does it mean to be happy? Gordon Wallace: Is an implantable electronic device the future of medicine? Dean Burnett: The neuroscience of happiness Dr Lucy Rogers: What makes a robot a robot? Hosted on Acast. See for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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