Virtual reality to solve personal problems

People are often much better at giving useful advice to a friend in trouble than they are in dealing with their own problems. Although people typically have a continuous internal dialogue, they find it difficult to take an external perspective regarding their own problems. However, with friends, especially someone we know well, it is much easier to understand the bigger […]

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Virtual reality could be used to treat autism

Playing games in virtual reality (VR) could be a key tool in treating people with neurological disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease. The technology, according to a recent study from the University of Waterloo, could help individuals with these neurological conditions shift their perceptions of time, which their conditions lead them to perceive differently. “The ability to estimate […]

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Shocking ‘ultraviolet portraits’ show the reality of sun damage

Shocking ‘ultraviolet portraits’ show the reality of sun damage by revealing the skin imperfections that are invisible to the human eye A series of black-and-white images – named ‘RAW’ – show the close-up blemishes we never usually see UV light is a major cause of skin cancer, with sunlight being the main source, followed by tanning beds UVA and B […]

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In this photo I am living my best life. The reality was very different

In pictures, Jill Stark seemed happy. But the reality was very different. In the photograph I am living my best life. Dressed in a fire engine red evening gown, I am clutching a glass of champagne at a glamorous arts festival ball with one of my closest friends. The photographer captures me mid-laugh, a candid moment which will later prompt […]

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