Researchers develop sci-fi helmet that creates an alternative reality

Aug 31, 2012 by

Researchers develop sci fi helmet that creates an alternative reality

Most of us distinguish between real and imagined events using unconscious processes to monitor the accuracy of our experiences. But these processes can break down in some psychiatric conditions. Patients with schizophrenia, for example, can experience auditory and visual hallucinations that they believe are real, while some brain damaged and delusional patients live in a world of perpetual false memories. Japanese researchers have developed an “Inception helmet” that manipulates reality to simulate such experiences, and could be used to study cognitive dysfunction in psychiatric disorders.

Researchers develop sci fi helmet that creates an alternative reality

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