Virtual environments are not real for our brain

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Brains Aren’t Fooled By Virtual Reality

The scenes and the environments in World of Warcraft games appear so real that, for a moment, you forget you are staring at the screen. Technology has advanced so much that we can not only recreate reality but also engage with it. But however real the virtual may seem, the brain knows the difference! According to the recently published findings, the neurons in the brain react differently when they perceive a virtual environment than when they are in the real world. The GPS Cells in Our Brains.The clue to the brain’s varied responses to different environments lies in the “GPS” or place cells. These neurons in the hippocampus create and control cognitive maps by taking input from the environment. ….[READ]

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