How we discovered that VR can profile your personality

How much does your virtual reality headset know about your life?

Stephen Fairclough, Professor of Psychophysiology in the School of Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University • conversation
Oct. 15, 2020 ~5 min

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New virtual reality software allows scientists to ‘walk’ inside cells

Virtual reality software which allows researchers to ‘walk’ inside and analyse individual cells could be used to understand fundamental problems in biology and

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 12, 2020 ~4 min

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‘Threat memory’ from close-up fears may last longer

The way your brain processes threats that are close up may make it more difficults to get over the fear of the expereince over time.

Karl Bates-Duke • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~6 min

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New VR tech simulates touching walls and other stuff

Virtual reality is great at taking users on a visual journey. But it's not so good for simulating touching objects. A new device could change that.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
April 28, 2020 ~6 min

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VR could act as a digital physical therapist at home

A virtual reality avatar could guide patients to successfully complete physical therapy exercises in their own home.

Alice Scott-Warwick • futurity
March 2, 2020 ~3 min

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‘AuraRing’ could let you control games with a flick

The AuraRing system can track hand movements and the user's finger, which could allow finer control over games, smartphones, VR, and more.

Sarah McQuate-Washington • futurity
Feb. 6, 2020 ~5 min

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Virtual reality ‘clinic’ brings stroke therapy home

Taking occupational therapy for stroke survivors online and into virtual reality helps patients who couldn't make it to sessions in-person stick with it.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Nov. 22, 2019 ~6 min

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New game takes virtual reality beyond sight and sound

In a new virtual reality game, players have to use their sense of smell, touch, and heat to succeed.

National University of Singapore • futurity
Oct. 30, 2019 ~4 min

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Creepy research: VR spiders, squirrel fangs, and scary memories

From virtual spiders to a scary fanged squirrel, here are three creepy research stories from 2019 to celebrate Halloween.

UT Austin • futurity
Oct. 29, 2019 ~4 min

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Virtual town sheds light on how our brains perceive places

By having people navigate a virtual town, researchers gained new insight into how our brains perceive places and help us navigate our environment.

Carol Clark-Emory • futurity
Oct. 9, 2019 ~7 min

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