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Papers: 30 Sep 2023 - 6 Oct 2023

2023 Oct 03

Br J Anaesth


The analgesic effects and neural oscillatory mechanisms of virtual reality scenes based on distraction and mindfulness strategies in human volunteers.


Li J, Yang H, Xiao Y, Liu X, Ma B, Ma K, Hu L, Lu X


Virtual reality (VR) has been widely used as a non-pharmacological adjunct to pain management. However, there is no consensus on what type of VR content is the best for pain alleviation and by what means VR modulates pain perception. We used three experiments to explore the analgesic effect of VR scenes in healthy adult volunteers.