Tag: Virtual reality

Virtual avatars may impact real-world behavior

How you represent yourself in the virtual world of video games may affect how you behave toward others in the real world, according to...

Bats: Virtually a model of flight

If you want to get a good look at a bat, a cave is a pretty good place to go. But on a Thursday...

Heartbeats link mind and body together

While we're not necessarily aware of our heartbeat, this inner rhythm actually contributes to how we experience the body, and what belongs to it,...

Avatar-based videos might help shed excess pounds

An estimated two-thirds of all Americans are overweight or obese and many find it difficult to lose weight and keep it off.They've tried fad...

Bonding with your virtual self may alter your actual perceptions

When people create and modify their virtual reality avatars, the hardships faced by their alter egos can influence how they perceive virtual environments, according...

Successful weight loss maintenance using Second Life

36% of Americans are considered obese. And plenty of roadblocks exist to successfully keeping weight off once it's lost.In a new study released in...

Virtual games help the blind navigate unknown territory

On March 27th JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) will publish a new video article by Dr. Lotfi Merabet showing how researchers in the Department...

Improved cognition improves personality in seniors

A program designed to boost cognition in older adults also increased their openness to new experiences, researchers report, demonstrating for the first time that...

Combo video game, exercise helps seniors stay sharp

Virtual reality-enhanced exercise, or "exergames," combining physical exercise with computer-simulated environments and interactive videogame features, can yield a greater cognitive benefit for older adults...

Simulating firefighting operations on a PC

Firefighters often put their lives at risk during operations, so it is essential they have reliable tools to help them do their job. Now,...

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