About Health

4/11/22 Virtual Reality Medicine

This episode’s guest makes the case that virtual reality technology has the ability to revolutionize the practice of medicine. It is being used to care for people experiencing everything from psychological difficulties, including eating disorders and schizophrenia, to physical conditions like chronic pain. It can even be used to help increase physicians’ levels of empathy toward their patients. VR does all this through its power to “hijack” the brain, changing our relationship with ourselves and our bodies. In so doing, it brings up fundamental philosophical questions about the nature of consciousness and even what it means to be human. David B. Feldman interviews Dr. Brennan Spiegel, physician, Director of Health Services Research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and author of the book VRx: How Virtual Therapeutics Will Revolutionize Medicine.


Artist Song Album Label
Pete EscovedoLa SambaE MusicUMG - Concord Records
Thomas Puggård-Müller,Ole Skipper Mosgård,Thorkild MøllerJay McShannCherry RedAfter HoursORCHARD - Storyville Records
SantanaEuropa (Earth's Cry, Heaven's Smile)Les IndispensablesSony Music Media