06 August 2018
Virtual Reality clarifies location of empathy area in the brain
In a collaboration with neuroscientists, just published in the
Neuropsychologia journal, we tested one of our VR emergency evacuation experiences
in which users received a request for help from a seriously injured virtual human. Analysis
of images of users' brains revealed that users who risked in the VR world to try to save
the virtual human had enlarged right anterior insula (an area of the brain that is believed
to play a role in empathy) than those who did not.