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Just How Real Is Virtual Reality?, NPR Weekend Edition

Just How Real Is Virtual Reality?, NPR Weekend Edition

NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with virtual reality researcher Jeremy Bailenson about his new book Experience on Demand. And she also tries some VR herself. NPR Weekend Edition » [button text="View PDF" link="/mm/2018/02/npr-real-vr.pdf" style="default" size="normal"...

Virtual reality comes of age, Nature

Virtual reality comes of age, Nature

As a leading researcher in the field, Jeremy Bailenson crafts new worlds that feel real, to explore their beneficial uses. In Experience On Demand, he tours the myriad applications that he and others are developing. After a great deal of hype by science-fiction film...

Using Virtual Reality to Avoid Catastrophe, Popular Science

Using Virtual Reality to Avoid Catastrophe, Popular Science

VHIL researchers hope to make their virtual reality "field trip" a vital conservation tool, aiming to give its "travelers" as real an experience as possible. The goal is to get people to understand in a visceral way what climate change is doing to the oceans. Popular...

Can VR Really Make You More Empathetic?, Wired

Can VR Really Make You More Empathetic?, Wired

VR scenarios could be more effective than the traditional public service ad at making people behave. Afterwards, they waste less paper. They save more money for retirement. They’re nicer to the people around them. And this could have consequences in terms of how we...

Virtual reality works for games. But what about real life?, Recode

Virtual reality works for games. But what about real life?, Recode

At Stanford's Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Recode’s Mark Bergen became a football quarterback and The Verge’s Lauren Goode flew through a building. These things didn’t really happen, but they sure felt real — and that was the point. Mark and Lauren spoke with...

How virtual reality can change how you act toward others, CBS News

How virtual reality can change how you act toward others, CBS News

"Virtual reality is not a media experience. When it's done well, it's an actual experience," says Jeremy Bailenson "In general, our findings show that VR causes more behavior change, causes more engagement, causes more influence than other types of traditional media."...

The See Change, Stanford Magazine

The See Change, Stanford Magazine

We are going from essentially no VR to potentially pervasive use of the most powerful medium ever. VHIL studies the consequences of a world where anything can happen at the touch of a button and feel like it’s actually happening. Stanford Magazine » [button text="View...

Tricking Your Brain in Virtual Reality, Tested

Tricking Your Brain in Virtual Reality, Tested

We experience a VHIL demo that alters our sense of body (proprioception). We learn how easy it brain can adapt to controlling virtual limbs, and the power of visual information to override our own movements in the real world. Tested »  ...

Tested Visits Stanford’s Virtual Reality Lab!, Tested

Tested Visits Stanford’s Virtual Reality Lab!, Tested

While we've seen and used many virtual reality products aimed at consumers, there's also a lot of research in academia using virtual reality to study human psychology and behavior. Tested »   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cil7OT8bGik