Hurt my avatar and I feel pain

2019-03-08 01:20:11

THE dream of many computer game designers has come one step closer to reality with the demonstration of a technique that allows people to identify more fully with a virtual body or avatar. It builds on previous research in which neuroscientists gave subjects the sensation that they were having an “out-of-body experience”, and tricked people into experiencing the sensation that their avatar was being touched. In the latest experiment,