Learning from the Virtual You

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How you appear in the virtual world could affect your behaviour in real life, according to researchers at Stanford University.

Andrea Seabrook speaks with Stanford’s Jeremy Bailenson about his research into how people interact psychologically with their virtual-reality representations.

Morris Miselowski’s thoughts:

We have come so far in such a short space of time that virtual selves are now being studies in serious academia and guess what the role and persona we play on line tells us about the real person directing their synthetic self.

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