VHIL research shows that avatars may represent more than wishful thinking on the part of the real people who inhabit them.more»
The evidence that inhabiting another’s perspective can change behavior comes in part from VHIL virtual reality experiments.more»
People spend many hours a week interacting with digital others. VHIL uses the virtual world as a tool to understand the implications of this new form of social interaction.more»
VHIL research shows that voters are subconsciously attracted to candidates whose facial features resemble their own.more»
VHIL experiments during presidential and gubernatorial elections indicate that facial similarity is enough to clinch votes.more»
What makes your digital self you? What does your choice of digital selves show about you? And what makes onscreen representation more or less effective as digital selves? Radio interview with Jeremy Bailenson.more»
Can facial similarity determine the result of a presidential election? VHIL face morphing research suggests that voters make decisions about candidates on very superficial features.more»
VHIL researchers found that people will conform to the expectations and stereotypes of the identity of their avatars.more»
If your avatar looks different from you, perhaps in some ideal way, how does that make you behave? The Today Show profiles VHIL virtual reality exercise research.more»
Jeremy Bailenson's research suggests that the qualities you acquire online — whether it's confidence or insecurity — can spill over and change your conduct in the real world.more»
Andrea Seabrook speaks with Jeremy Bailenson about his research into how people interact psychologically with their virtual-reality representations.more»
VHIL research shows that what people do in virtual reality doesn't always stay in virtual reality. Issue also features an opinion piece by Jeremy Bailenson on the benefits of virtual classrooms.more»
Proteus effect research at VHIL – the effect of appearance on behavior carries over from the virtual world to the real one.more»
Maybe virtual reality isn't just a game anymore. Maybe its a way to build a better you. VHIL researchers are testing whether avatars can tell us something deeper about human behavior.more»
"60 second psych" on Jesse Fox's VHIL exercise experiment.
VHIL is testing the effects of different forms of mimicry using avatars.
Jeremy Bailenson discusses the psychology of Second Life participants.
The Virtual Human Interaction Lab is featured in Science Magazine's special issue on virtual worlds.more»