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How to keep virtual reality from taking over real life

American R&B star John Legend is doing a major live show on Thursday June 25 to promote his new album, ...
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Why virtual reality is a ‘far from perfect’ tool for studying how the brain works

Virtual Reality (VR) is not just for video games. Researchers use it in studies of brains from all kinds of ...
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Virtual reality gets more realistic: Vibrating synthetic skin simulates touch

While they’re still struggling to gain commercial traction, the latest VR headsets are able to transport people to impressive virtual ...
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Virtual reality could transform the way we treat anxiety disorders, chronic pain and Alzheimer’s

Experts used to worry that virtual reality (VR) would damage our brains. These days, however, VR seems more likely to ...
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Can virtual reality treat depression symptoms through ‘pleasant scenarios’?

Michelle Craske is asking patients to dive into coral reefs, ride on bullet trains rushing past pine trees, and cheer ...
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Virtual reality helps autistic children tackle phobias

One tool that is being embraced by therapists, counselors, teachers, parents and their children to help those with autism to better ...
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Using virtual reality to treat social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorders

Researchers have been developing virtual reality systems that help people overcome specific phobias since the 1990s. VR therapy has since ...
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‘In someone else’s shoes’: How virtual reality is altering autism research, treatment

For more than two decades, scientists have experimented with [virtual reality] to set up controlled scenarios to study autistic traits. At the ...
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Improving the sports concussion ‘tool kit’: Virtual reality goggles promise speedier diagnosis

As the 2018 [football] season gets into full swing, some college teams are keeping a new gadget on the sidelines: ...
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Transforming modern medicine doesn’t have to be high tech or expensive

While intricate high-tech breakthroughs are incredible, it's important to realize the value of low-cost and low-tech ingenuity ...