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Fighting PTSD with virtual reality (pictures)

Researchers at USC's Institute for Creative Technologies are working on systems designed to use virtual humans in a variety of therapies. CNET Road Trip 2012 stopped by to check out the developments.

22 Images By Jul. 2, 2012


Virtual reality vs. PTSD: Helping combat vets heal

Researchers at USC's Institute for Creative Technologies are using virtual reality systems to help combat post-traumatic stress disorder. CNET Road Trip 2012 stopped by to learn more.

By Jul. 2, 2012


Diagnosing PTSD using brain imaging

University and Veterans Affairs researchers unveil new test that can identify distinct pattern of brain activity among people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

By Jan. 21, 2010


Online counseling helps vets readjust to civilian life

A former Navy pilot and Army sergeant team up to create Vets Prevail, a free online screening and counseling program to help veterans transition to life back home.

By Sep. 16, 2013


Facebook's Hot Mom enjoys more cold stares

Maria Kang likes to post pictures of herself looking fit, strong, and gorgeous. This has tended to upset people who aren't. A new photo causes fresh upset

By Mar. 12, 2014


Feeling down? Let computer-generated emotions help

Turn that frown upside down. Researchers create a virtual "mirror" that uses software to brighten your facial expression. It could help you feel happier, they say -- and make you drop more cash.

By Jul. 24, 2013


CES 2013: 139 startups, and one that stinks

Robot makers, gadget case makers, and a company determined to spew smells at you while you play video games.

By Dec. 20, 2012


How Nevada became America's Nuclear Age ground zero

For more than 40 years, the U.S. government tested nuclear weapons deep in the Nevada desert. Now the site is a reminder of what a scary world that was. CNET Road Trip 2012 investigates.

By Jul. 7, 2012


Ecstasy treatment draws rave reviews

Psychiatrists use party drug to treat veterans suffering post-traumatic stress disorder.

By Mar. 7, 2009