February 7, 2020

Episode 219: Exploring virtual reality

There's more to VR than just gaming.

AZSCI 219 Virtual Reality UA psychology professor Arne Ekstrom (r.) guides student Mike Starrett on virtual reality treadmill.
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Exploring virtual reality

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Episode 219: University of Arizona psychology professor Arne Ekstrom

Virtual reality is something we experience in computer gaming, but it can also be useful in other ways. University of Arizona psychology professor Arne Ekstrom is investigating how virtual reality can help workers navigate hazardous waste sites and allow doctors to perform remote surgery. He asks if moving our body is necessary for a normal experience of space.

Arne Ekstrom spoke with Leslie Tolbert, Ph.D Regents Professor Emerita in Neuroscience at the University of Arizona.

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