Virtual reality improves offenders’ empathy

Researchers from IDIBAPS and the University of Barcelona developed a virtual reality system so that men who committed a domestic violence crime can get into the victim’s shoes. The study, published in Scientific Reports, shows that these violent people have a lack of emotional recognition...

“When you see yourself in a virtual body, you adopt some of its features”

[caption id="attachment_4720" align="alignright" width="300"] Mel Slater, researcher at the Institute of Neurosciences, director of Event Lab and ICREA professor at the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology of the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Barcelona.[/caption] We interviewed Mel Slater, regarding the latest Advanced Grant...