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CAN VIRTUAL BODY SWAPPING HELP FIGHT RACIAL PREJUDICE? (Video)

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“Virtual reality (VR) might help us overcome these implicit biases, according to a paper recently published in Trends in Cognitive Sciences. Researchers used VR to help people slip into the skin of an avatar and temporarily take on a new identity, cultivating cross-racial empathy along the way.”

“These simple illusions manipulate the way the brain uses information from senses like sight and touch. They show how plastic our brain is,” Manos Tsakiris, a co-author of the paper and professor of psychology at the University of London, told Popular Science.”

By Alissa Zhu at Popular Science

Read more: http://www.popsci.com/what-happens-when-you-put-white-person-black-body-virtual-reality