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Mel Slater
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Psychologists and computer scientists from University College London (UCL) designed a virtual reality experiment in which, by the use of avatars, people could experience the compassion they would show to another, but directed towards themselves....
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A video reprise of part of the FP7 BEAMING project www.beaming-eu.org is available now.
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Travel back in time in virtual reality, and undo past unfortunate decisions. Also includes some work on moral dilemmas.
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I uploaded three new videos based on three recently published papers from our group, about different aspects of virtual body ownership.
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAh7rxmzmoXZrBjAy20jDpg
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What happens in your brain when your virtual body is threatened?
http://presence-thoughts.blogspot.com.es/2014/11/what-happens-in-your-brain-when-your.html
Figure 1. The experimental setup. Real: the participant wears a high resolution, wide field-of-view, stereo, head-tracked head-mounted display (NVIS SX111) and EEG cap (g.tec). Virtual top: the virtual reality showing the gender-matched virtual body spatially coincident with the participant's ...
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Real time whole body motion for avatars and robots - technology developed under #ERC Adv Grant TRAVERSE http://www.traverserc.org
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The vast amount of research on the rubberhand illusion uses visuotactile synchronous stimulation to induce the illusion. This means that sight of the rubber hand being touched is synchronous temporally and spatially with the tactile stimulation felt on the corresponding (hidden) real hand.
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Some info about one of the videos I recently posted.
One way to think about a body ownership illusion is that it arises when the brain attempts to solve a contradiction between different sensory modes, and chooses as a resolution the simplest hypothesis that appears to explain what's happening. For example, in the rubber hand illusion your real ...
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+Mel Slater I was 99.99% sure that it was not a typo. Thanks for clarifying it for me.
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I still find immersive virtual reality as thrilling now as when I first tried it 20 years ago.
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Research Professor
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  • ICREA
    main employer, 2011
  • Universitat de Barcelona
    located at, 2011
  • University College London
    maintain projects at, 2011