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How VR is changing science and medicine (1 min)

An extra from Virtually painless – how VR is making surgery simpler

Virtual reality is changing how we see the world – and revolutionising how we treat pain, investigate psychology and other scientific endeavours.

Surgeons and their patients are finding that virtual reality can relieve the pain and stress of operations – and it’s safer and cheaper than sedatives. Mosaic travels with Jo Marchant to a Mexican mountaintop village to visit a clinic with a difference.

Here we take a quick tour through the virtual worlds currently in use:

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