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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"...

Testing virtual reality in the classroom, APA Monitor on Psychology

Testing virtual reality in the classroom, APA Monitor on Psychology

In a range of studies, VHIL is showing that manipulating virtual versions of the teacher and classroom environment can help students pay attention and perform better. APA Monitor on Psychology » [button text="View PDF" link="/mm/2009/apa-vr-classroom.pdf"...

Portrait of an Artist as an Avatar, New York Times Magazine

Portrait of an Artist as an Avatar, New York Times Magazine

VHIL research shows that avatars may represent more than wishful thinking on the part of the real people who inhabit them. New York Times Magazine » Excerpt Scientists at Stanford’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab have found that avatars, with their artificial beauty...

Standing in Someone Else’s Shoes, Almost for Real, The New York Times

Standing in Someone Else’s Shoes, Almost for Real, The New York Times

The evidence that inhabiting another’s perspective can change behavior comes in part from VHIL virtual reality experiments. The New York Times » [button text="View PDF" link="/mm/2008/nyt-standing.pdf" style="default" size="normal" target="_blank" display="inline"...

Mimicry, Weird Connections

Mimicry, Weird Connections

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.   [video width="640" height="480"...

Study Links Voters’ Choices to Facial Features, Stanford Daily

Study Links Voters’ Choices to Facial Features, Stanford Daily

VHIL research shows that voters are subconsciously attracted to candidates whose facial features resemble their own. Stanford Daily » [button text="View PDF" link="/mm/2008/stanford-facial-features.pdf" style="default" size="normal" target="_blank" display="inline"...

Digital Selves, KALW Philosophy Talk

Digital Selves, KALW Philosophy Talk

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. KALW Philosophy Talk »  

Vote for You!, ABC News ScienCentral

Vote for You!, ABC News ScienCentral

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.   [video width="640" height="480"...

The (Not So) Real World, Palo Alto Weekly

The (Not So) Real World, Palo Alto Weekly

VHIL researchers found that people will conform to the expectations and stereotypes of the identity of their avatars. Palo Alto Weekly » [button text="View PDF" link="/mm/2008/paw-real-world.pdf" style="default" size="normal" target="_blank" display="inline"...

Virtual Reality Check, NBC The Today Show

Virtual Reality Check, NBC The Today Show

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.   [video width="640" height="480"...