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Virtual Body Swap Experiment Maps Out-of-Body Illusion in the Brain – Potential for Empathy Training and Therapy


“Research projects like this one show how applications for the virtual experiences provided by headmounted displays may stretch beyond just entertainment to many different fields.

For the purposes of brain research, it allows scientists to more rigorously test how the brain responds to various real or illusory situations.

Beyond pure research, body swap illusions might put us in someone else’s shoes to increase our empathy towards them. Or they might be a useful therapy.”

BY JASON DORRIERON at Singularity Hub

Read more: http://singularityhub.com/2015/05/01/virtual-body-swap-experiment-maps-out-of-body-illusion-in-the-brain/

Research paper by Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm: http://www.nature.com/srep/2015/150423/srep09831/full/srep09831.html#affil-auth