The Neuroscience of Why Virtual Reality Still Sucks

The faceputer ads say virtual reality is coming and it's gonna work this time. But here's some real talk: There are still many ways virtual reality cannot fool the human brain. And it has little to do with the tech itself. Instead, it's about neuroscience and our brain's perceptual limits. » 3/18/15 8:28pm 3/18/15 8:28pm

Here's the Real Reason Why Virtual Reality Doesn't Work Yet

It's another blow for immersive virtual reality. University of California researchers have shown that even people with perfect eyesight navigate the world by relying on a lot more than what they see. Here's why VR won't really work until we go beyond visual cues and fancy treadmills. » 5/03/13 12:07am 5/03/13 12:07am

How to Get Your A-Game On (With Electricity)

Are you desperate to take your videogame performance to the next level—and willing to indulge in some high-risk behavior? Hint: you'll need a 9-volt battery and a wet sponge! » 4/15/11 6:20pm 4/15/11 6:20pm

Are The Basic Building Blocks Of Knowledge Built Into Our Brains?

How does our mind generate memories and store information? While many neuroscientists believe that memories are jumbles of neurons shaped by experience, one scientist believes that neurons act like LEGO bricks, the building blocks of knowledge. » 3/17/11 2:00pm 3/17/11 2:00pm

Neuroscientists create the first brain-controlled exoskeleton

We've had brain-computer interfaces for years now, as well as mind-controlled prosthetic limbs. Now neuroscientists have taken it to the next level, with a system that would allow you to control a super-powered exoskeleton using only your thoughts. » 12/14/10 9:30pm 12/14/10 9:30pm