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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How does your brain stop unwanted thoughts?

Neuroscience might have the answer: GABA, a neurotransmitter that plays a major role in suppressing unwanted thoughts and memories. And there’s good news: You can actually help your brain to improve this process! Continue reading How does your brain stop unwanted thoughts?

Discounting our knowledge: Thinking of animal research as moral decision making

Do you think animal research can be justified? Have you ever argued with someone who didn’t share your opinion and discovered that it was hard to convince that person? It seems there simply is no common ground in this discussion. But why? This article tackles this question from a moral decision-making perspective. Continue reading Discounting our knowledge: Thinking of animal research as moral decision making