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Meet Virtual You: How Your VR Self Influences Your Real-Life Self

Meet Virtual You: How Your VR Self Influences Your Real-Life Self

You know your thoughts and feelings affect your body language — but this works the other way around, too. Happiness causes us to smile, of course, but smiling also causes us to feel happy. VHIL Experimental research suggests that this concept also applies to the...

360° Diving Exploration of Kelp Forest Aquarium, BBC Big Blue Live

360° Diving Exploration of Kelp Forest Aquarium, BBC Big Blue Live

Stanford scholars — The Goldbogen Lab and The Virtual Human Interaction Lab — have teamed with BBC Big Blue Live to capture immersive 360 footage of a vibrant kelp forest. This immersive learning tool will be used to teach about marine science and to understand the...

Virtual reality becomes a reality for college football, USA Today

Virtual reality becomes a reality for college football, USA Today

A graduate thesis from VHIL has transformed the way that football players train.  Derek Belch and Jeremy Bailenson explored ways to shoot video during Stanford practices last season.   The Stanford football team was the earliest user of the technology. USA Today »...

VR Watch: Can Stanford’s approach work for film?, Los Angeles Times

VR Watch: Can Stanford’s approach work for film?, Los Angeles Times

Jeremy Bailenson is skeptical of a broad use of virtual reality in film: How do you tell someone a story that you're in the middle of? Los Angeles Times » [button text="View PDF" link="/mm/2015/lat-stanford-approach.pdf" style="default" size="normal" target="_blank"...

Stanford community shines at the Bay Area Science Festival, The Dish

Stanford community shines at the Bay Area Science Festival, The Dish

VHIL hosted the "Virtual Reality in the Social Sciences" event as part of the Bay Area Science Festival. Everyone got a chance to experience a virtual world, including 5-year-old kids. The Dish » [button text="View PDF" link="/mm/2014/dish-science-festival.pdf"...