Performing tasks near the edge of a balcony formed part of the experimental VR therapy for people with a fear of heights. Photo: Alamy

Fear of heights? A virtual reality flying whale ride helps you get over it, researchers discover

One in five people have a fear of heights at some point in their lives, and most never receive treatment. VR-based therapy in which they rescue a cat from a tree, ride a whale and more brings a big reduction in fear levels, a study shows

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Performing tasks near the edge of a balcony formed part of the experimental VR therapy for people with a fear of heights. Photo: Alamy
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