Stanford University


Your Avatar, Your Guide, Scientific American

Seeing a digital doppelgänger can change your mind — for better or worse. VHIL is exploring how doppelgänger avatars can be effective in advertising or in therapy to clients who have phobias or social anxiety.

Real fear in a virtual world, CNN SciTechBlog

VHIL researcher Kathryn Segovia says people have real, emotional reactions to virtual reality. Virtual environments could be used to help with a person's fear of heights, or help someone with an eating disorder.

Reality Bytes, AmericanWay Magazine

Professor Jeremy Bailenson and his graduate students are demonstrating how online lives affect off-line behavior, challenging a long-held assumption that it’s the other way around.