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Neural basis of virtual reality exposure threatment

Landowska, A; Roberts, DJ; Eachus, P


A Landowska

DJ Roberts


Virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET) is an increasingly common treatment for a range of anxiety disorder, specific phobias, PTSD and addictions, however neural mechanisms supporting VRET are yet to be understood. This review summarises existing studies which investigated the neural basis of VRET. Searches of electronic databases were performed using keywords related to VRET, mental disorders and neuroimaging. The search yielded 32 studies, and of these, 5 studies met inclusion criteria. Results indicated the role of prefrontal cortex in VRET, although more research is needed.


Landowska, A., Roberts, D., & Eachus, P. (2017). Neural basis of virtual reality exposure threatment. Annual review of cybertherapy and telemedicine (Print), 15, 16-18

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Apr 1, 2017
Publication Date Apr 1, 2017
Deposit Date Jun 7, 2018
Publicly Available Date Jun 7, 2018
Journal Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine
Print ISSN 1554-8716
Electronic ISSN 1554-8716
Volume 15
Pages 16-18
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