Health informatics

Virtual reality to help patients speak up

Immersive virtual reality (VR) technology could help speech pathologists treat communication disorders, according to University of Queensland research.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Working memory can help tailor educational development

Imagine a 7-year-old and a college student both take a break from their virtual classes to get a drink of water. When they return, the 7-year-old has difficulty restarting the assignment, while the college student resumes ...

Surgery

Operations on screen: Creating an accessible surgery simulator

Practice makes perfect. This is true in the complex world of medicine too, where just a millimeter can make the difference between success and failure. In partnership with the University of Manizales (Colombia), the Universitat ...

Medical research

Using light to reprogramme the brain's GPS

Neuroscientists at UCL have used laser beams to "switch on" neurons in mice, providing new insight into the hidden workings of memory and showing how memories underpin the brain's inner GPS system.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why the brain needs to get out and about

We are all at home in familiar surroundings. Not only is this boring but it can also have a negative influence on our learning, explains cognitive neuropsychologist Judith Schomaker. "Discovering new environments gets our ...

Neuroscience

Re-association of body parts using virtual reality

A multi-institutional research team reports that a re-association of the right thumb with a virtual left arm can be induced by visuo-motor synchronization in a virtual environment; however, this re-association may be weaker ...

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