Psychology & Psychiatry

Using virtual reality to make experiments more realistic

Avatars are all around us: they represent real people online and colonise new worlds in the movies. In science, their role has been more limited. But avatars can be extremely useful in linguistics, new research shows. Scientists ...

Autism spectrum disorders

The gaze that hinders expression

Empathy - the ability to identify and understand other people's emotions - has many components, some sophisticated and involving complex thought processes, others basic but essential nonetheless. The latter include joint ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

What can your online avatar say about your personality?

More communication among individuals is occurring online, and often between individuals who do not know each other offline. Researchers at York University are looking to understand the potential impressions and their limitations ...

Oncology & Cancer

One mouse, one patient

Imagine a type of personalized treatment where mice serve as surrogates to treat human disease.

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