News tagged with virtual environment
Virtual reality allows researchers to measure brain activity during behavior at unprecedented resolution
Researchers have developed a new technique which allows them to measure brain activity in large populations of nerve cells at the resolution of individual cells. The technique, reported today in the journal Nature, has be ...
Neuroscience May 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Leaving the house in the morning may seem simple, but with every move we make, our brains are working feverishly to create maps of the outside world that allow us to navigate and to remember ...
Neuroscience May 03, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 1 |
We say that time flies, it marches on, it flows like a river—our descriptions of time are closely linked to our experiences of moving through space. Now, new research suggests that the illusions that influence how we perceive ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Just as a global positioning system (GPS) helps find your location, the brain has an internal system for helping determine the body's location as it moves through its surroundings.
Neuroscience Mar 07, 2013 | 4 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Having virtual super-powers in a game may incite people to better behavior in the real world, according to research published January 30 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Robin Rosenberg and colleagues from Stanford Univer ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Participants in two weight-loss programs - one involving traditional health club sessions and the other delivered online in a 3D virtual world - lost similar amounts of weight and body fat, but the online ...
Health Jun 03, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
A new position paper by researchers at the European Centre for the Environment and Human Health (ECEHH - part of the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry) and the University of Birmingham has compared the benefits ...
Health May 30, 2011 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Weight loss is a topic of concern for nearly 36% of Americans who are considered obese. There are many barriers that can interfere with weight loss. For those attending face-to-face weight loss programs, barriers can include ...
Overweight and Obesity Apr 26, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—The majority of health care takes place not in hospitals and clinics overseen by medical professionals, but in the home.
Health Dec 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Surgical residents perform better in OR if they receive structured training in simulated environment
New research has shown that surgical residents who received structured training in a simulated environment perform significantly better when they start operating on patients.
Surgery Jul 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A small study from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers found that online virtual communities may be an effective way to train patients in meditation and other mind/body techniques. The ability to learn and practice ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Young people with autism may find it difficult to multitask because they stick rigidly to tasks in the order they are given to them, according to research led by an academic at the University of Strathclyde.
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 15, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
In people with Parkinson's Disease (PD), the inability to make quick movements limits basic functioning in daily life. Movement can be improved by various cueing techniques, such as providing visual or auditory stimuli when ...
Medical research Jul 11, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
In a world-first study, researchers at the Brain and Mind Research Institute (BMRI) at the University of Sydney may have found a new way to help the Parkinson's disease patients who experience walking problems.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jun 20, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Prototype navigation system for the human body allows surgeons to plan operations, even practice in virtual environment
An international consortium led by researchers at the Laboratory of Biomechanical Engineering of the MIRA research institute of the University of Twente is developing a system that allows surgeons to plan ...
Surgery Feb 28, 2013 | not rated yet | 0