Although presence is an everyday phenomenon of being in the here and now, alive in a real world, the same concept is applied to the feeling of being inside VR. Here we will concentrate only on the experience of presence inside VR. Continue reading Presence in Virtual Reality: Why does it feel so real?
Would you like to experience owning the body of another person? Perhaps the body of a person of another sex, age, size? Then this is the opportunity for you: body swapping in virtual reality! Continue reading Body Transfer in Virtual Reality. How modifying the body in virtual reality can help in clinical treatment
Rudimentary mind-reading is possible! How neuroscientists can decode what you are seeing. Continue reading Is mind-reading science (fiction)?
Cellphones as an electromagnetic field generator
Only distractors or interfering with your thoughts?
Continue reading Cellphones as an electromagnetic field generator
If I were to tell you that you could learn to control your brain’s activity you might be at least somewhat sceptical. However, learning to regulate neural activity is not unlike learning to control other physiological processes. Take your heartbeat for example. If you lay your hand flat on your chest you can easily monitor your current heartbeat. If I were to ask you now … Continue reading Face your fear with neurofeedback
From self driving cars to beating Grandmasters in Chess and Go. The next generation of Artificial Intelligence will be defined by it’s ability to learn rather than its brute force computing power. Continue reading When smartphones are smarter than us: deep learning and neuroscience
“Is it actually possible to directly transfer one’s experiences into another person’s brain?”
I addressed this question in my blog post on Brain to Brain Interfaces (BtBIs) in June 2016. Now here are the data and opinions collected from some of the readers to help answer it! Continue reading Your Opinions on Brain to Brain Interfaces
Optogenetics is being used more and more in neuroscience research. What is it and how can it be applied? Continue reading Shooting lasers into brains: A new sci-fi novel or something to get used to?
On brains and buildings: It’s about time we turned our attention to architecture and its impact on our lives. Continue reading When Neuroscience Meets Architecture
Chances are last week’s article left you worried about the technology of the future. But are you afraid of a robot apocalypse? It’s likely that the thought of some humanlike robots will make you feel uneasy. But why only some? Continue reading Who’s afraid of the Humanoid Robot? – Let Neuroscience guide you through the Uncanny Valley