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Virtual Self, NSF Science Nation

Virtual Self, NSF Science Nation

Evidence from VHIL research on Avatars suggest that you start to become the idealized person you imagine. NSF Science Nation » ...

Separation Anxiety, Stanford Magazine

Separation Anxiety, Stanford Magazine

Now that there's no escaping the digital world, research is getting more serious about what happens to personalities that are incessantly on. VHIL research in the areas of politics and education show how Avatars offer the possibility of self-presenting much more...

Morality: Do your worst, virtually, New Scientist

Morality: Do your worst, virtually, New Scientist

How immersive virtual reality can be used as a tool to study moral dilemmas, including VHIL research on moral identity. New Scientist » [button text="View PDF" link="/mm/2010/newscientist-do-your-worst.pdf" style="default" size="normal" target="_blank"...

Virtual Lookers and Losers, Stanford Report

Virtual Lookers and Losers, Stanford Report

Several VHIL studies show that people have trouble shedding appearence bias, even when interacting with avatars. Stanford Report », Stanford Report [button text="View PDF" link="/mm/2010/stanford-virtual-lookers.pdf" style="default" size="normal" target="_blank"...

Hey, is that avatar lying to me?, CNN SciTechBlog

Hey, is that avatar lying to me?, CNN SciTechBlog

VHIL projects demonstrate how difficult it is to tell when someone is portraying a genuine version of themselves in a virtual world. CNN SciTechBlog » [button text="View PDF" link="/mm/2010/cnnblog-avatar-lying.pdf" style="default" size="normal" target="_blank"...

Real fear in a virtual world, CNN SciTechBlog

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. CNN SciTechBlog », [button text="View PDF"...

The Avatar Effect, PBS Frontline

The Avatar Effect, PBS Frontline

Frontline visited Stanford’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab to find out how all that time online affects our real lives.

Putting VR to Work, PBS Frontline

Putting VR to Work, PBS Frontline

Jeremy Bailenson details other uses of the virtual, from putting soldiers in Iraqi shoes to helping autistic kids socialize.

Reality Bytes, AmericanWay Magazine

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. AmericanWay Magazine » [button text="View PDF" link="/mm/2009/aa-realitybytes.pdf"...