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'Virtual' Memories

'Virtual' Memories

Using virtual reality technology can trigger the development of false memories, according to research conducted by Ann Schlosser at the University of Washington. Schlosser tested a group of students to see how well they could learn to use a real digital camera after having worked with an interactive virtual version of the camera. She discovered that students who had used the virtual camera produced false memories about what the real camera could do. Read more from NewScientist Blogs(1).

1. http://www.newscientist.com/blog/technology/2006/12/virtual-reality-virtual-memories.html

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