Immersive virtual reality enhances theta and eta waves in the hippocampus, improving memory, learning and neuroplasticity.
Inexpensive, commercial video games may help those suffering from anxiety and depression to combat their symptoms. Researchers found that, in addition to conventional games, virtual reality games could help people overcome mental health problems.
Friends who "swapped bodies" using virtual reality to generate the perceptual illusion found their beliefs about their personalities altered to become more similar to the beliefs about their friends' personalities. Findings suggest that when our mental self-concept doesn't match our physical self, our memories become impaired.
Virtual reality study reveals we perceive ourselves as more attractive when we view ourselves from a third-person perspective.