Is VR changing our brains?

Will we one day fully understand how our perception of the real world works and apply these principles to a new generation of VR where our brains wouldn’t distinguish the difference?

Wiring the human brain

In the real world, we rely on more senses than just our sight, and it’s a combination of these inputs that give us a perception of reality. In VR (as the technology stands now) we only use one (visual) or two (sound), at most, of our senses.

This means that whilst your brain is bombarded with visual and sound inputs, the other expected inputs are not present, meaning that some areas of your brain as a result are not engaged or used. Soon we will be using these devices more and more, and it may lead to our brain rewiring itself in a different way.

Although this has not proven to be a bad thing yet, should we take this in consideration?

 

 

Will we one day fully understand how our perception of the real world works and apply these principles to a new generation of VR where our brains wouldn’t distinguish the difference?

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Virtual Reality Wars – The Future of the Web

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