James on the Voices of VR Podcast
James spoke with Kent Bye of the Voices of VR Podcast while showing Diplopia at the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality conference. It is a great interview, you can check it out at the link below! There is also a great discussion going on about the podcast on Reddit.
Voices of VR had this to say about neuroplasticity and VR:
"James says that what gets him excited about the future applications of virtual reality is that for the first time ever, we’re able to finely control the input given to the brain. This means that we’re going to be able to control human perception on a precise level and that it will have more applications than anyone imagines.
It makes me wonder that with the neuroplasticity of our brains and the principle of spaced repetition of controlled perceptual input through virtual reality, then what other types of nascent capabilities will we be able to unlock for ourselves? There are already implications for Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for PTSD, cerebral palsy, autism, pain management and beyond.
I agree with James that we’re just starting to scratch the surface for what’s possible with the medical & psychological applications for virtual reality. There’s been a lot of research happening in these areas, but I have a feeling that it will become a lot more popular now that there will be affordable VR devices available to consumers for the first time."
I can't wait to see what everyone can do with this new generation of VR devices. I think VR and AR will have an impact on storytelling, gaming, medicine, and social interaction just to name a few.
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