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PhD. Topics

Centre of Experimental Medicine SAS

Exploring causes and possibilities of treating fear of heights by means of virtual reality
PhD. program
medical neuroscience
Name of the supervisor
MUDr. Igor Riečanský, PhD.
Receiving school
Medical faculty Comenius University
The topic is focused on the research of causes, mechanisms and possibilities to treat fear of heights, a condition that disturbs lives of many people. Virtual reality enables us to veridically simulate being in heights and offers a unique possibility for research, which, due to safety reasons, would not be feasible in real environments. A specificity of the doctoral project will be a focus on the processes of regulation of upright stance in relationship to threat represented by exposure to heights.