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Virtual Reality Can Make You Feel. Can It Also Make You Think?

There’s a moment in the virtual reality movie “Zero Point” that everyone who has seen it talks about. You see a group of bison walking through a field, and — what’s that sound? — you turn to your left and one of the beasts is right there, in your face. Some people feel afraid. I flinched, and then laughed. Everyone talks about it because it feels real. The more I hear about and try non-entertainment virtual reality experiences, though, the more it seems “feeling” might just be step one. From academia to cinema to journalism, proponents of the technology are starting to figure out what else VR can do to our brains. ….[READ]

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