VR in Psychedelic Therapy- A Friend or a Foe?

Mar 10, 2023

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

Recording: VR in Psychedelic Therapy- A Friend or a Foe?, Mar 10, 2023

A panel of experts, consisting of Walter Greenleaf, Skip Rizzo, Murat Yucel and Agnieszka Sekula, will discuss synergistic applications of VR and psychedelic therapy. The focus of the panel is on experiential parallels in treatments that use psychedelics and VR, what this combination can teach us about consciousness and the potential applications of VR in PP. Panelists will critically explore how experience design can improve treatment efficacy and enable a more efficient allocation of resources thus lowering the cost of care. The panel will discuss major roadblocks and limitations of VR and the next steps in exploring the potential of technology in strengthening the psychedelic frameworks. We will look together at what the future holds for VR and immersive tech.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

photo of Walter Greenleaf
Walter Greenleaf

MediaX, Stanford University

photo of Skip Rizzo
Skip Rizzo

University of Southern California

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Murat Yucel

Monash University

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