Brain’s Reaction to Virtual Reality Should Prompt Further Study
UCLA neurophysicists have found that space-mapping neurons in the brain react differently to virtual reality than they do to real-world environments. Their findings could be significant for people who use virtual reality for gaming, military, commercial, scientific or other purposes. Since so many people are using virtual reality, it is important to understand why there are such big differences.The study was published today in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
This article was utterly fascinating. I have to admit there are a lot of things about VR I hadn’t considered until I read it, not the least of which being how our brains will behave and interpret the world it experiences while inside a VR environment.