While studying rats, researchers have discovered that their brains respond differently while in a virtual environment than they do in the real world. This could have a positive effect on studies of Autism, Alzheimer’s, ADHD, depression and epilepsy.
Neurons synchronize at a particular brain wave rate (theta rhythm) and it has long been speculated that strengthening the theta waves could help improve and restore learning and memory.
In virtual reality, this is exactly what happens and could open up amazing opportunities for treating memory and learning disorders.
Learn more at https://www.news-medical.net/news/20210628/Virtual-reality-can-help-boost-brain-rhythms-linked-to-learning-and-memory.aspx