Presence in Virtual Reality: Why does it feel so real?

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?

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Body Transfer in Virtual Reality. How modifying the body in virtual reality can help in clinical treatment

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

Face your fear with neurofeedback

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

Who’s afraid of the Humanoid Robot? – Let Neuroscience guide you through the Uncanny Valley

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