Walk Like an Avatar

Lady looking into a virtual reality headset.

Avatars can walk-the-walk — can you? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Walking? Piece of cake! We’ve been doing it since we were babies. BUT retraining these motor skills after injury or surgery can take YEARS of physical therapy. Is there a way to speed

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Burglars or Bunglers?

Crime doesn’t pay! Except when it’s virtual? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying – how far are YOU in the Tetris Effect? Virtual reality has revolutionized video games. Players can lead alternate lives without consequences — even a life of crime! But what can

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Virtually Painless

Will the next pain relief solution come in three-D? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. For many patients, hospitals mean pain. Needle pricks! Broken bones! Tonsillectomies! Physicians want to make each stay more pleasant. But prescribing pain medication can backfire with severe side effects. Doctors

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Freud’s Way

Got a problem? Ask yourself: What would Sigmund Freud say? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We often listen to our gut when making decisions. Well, according to Spanish researchers, Sigmund Freud’s gut trumps our own. Sort of. The researchers used virtual reality for an

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