Virtual Reality Can Increase Empathy for the Homeless
New research finds it's an effective way to step into the shoes of someone less fortunate.
Breaking Down Virtual-Reality Walls May Boost Creativity
Chinese researchers demonstrate how high-tech tools can be used to harness the power of metaphor.
How Virtual Reality Is Revolutionizing the Role of Activists
An early look at a Pacific Standard story that's currently only available to subscribers.
Zombie-Infested Virtual World Reveals Our Ethical Blind Spots
Players of an online survival game expressed guilt for killing, but less so for non-lethal actions that would result in a character’s death.
I’d Never Admit That to My Doctor. But to a Computer? Sure
New research finds patients are more likely to respond honestly to personal questions when talking to a virtual human.
What Virtual Reality Is About To Mean For Technology and Advertising
The psychologist Jeremy Bailenson’s quest to prepare us for the coming virtual world