Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Researchers Create Virtual OBEs

Researchers have been using virtual-reality avatars to create "out-of-body" experiences in the laboratory. Volunteers experienced the virtual bodies as if they were their own.
In the film Avatar, explorers on the planet Pandora transmit their minds into alternative bodies. Now scientists have come a step closer to recreating the experience in the lab.

They have successfully "projected" people into digital avatars that can move around a virtual environment. The participants experienced the digital body as if it were their own, even if the virtual humans were of the opposite sex. Read more

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