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Digital freedom: Virtual reality, avatars, and multiple identities: Jim Blascovich at TEDxWinnipeg

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Published on Oct 24, 2011

Jim Blascovich, Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara

If Our Brains Can't Distinguish between the Virtual World and the Real World, How Do We Know What's Real?

As a society we are continuing to spend more and more time in the virtual world but recent research has found that it's beginning to shape the way we think and the way we act in the real world.

Jim is Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Co-Director of the Research Center for Virtual Environments and Behavior which he co-founded with perceptual scientist, Jack Loomis, in 1997.

For more info: www.infinitereality.org | www.tedxwinnipeg.ca

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