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Using virtual reality to evoke empathy in real life

Oct 16, 2016 - The Washington Post

You meander around the supermarket loading a basket with goods - breakfast tea, sugar, milk. Along the way, though, you become befuddled. You struggle to recall the items on the shopping list. When you arrive at checkout, you discover several items in the basket that you do not recall picking up. Then it comes time to pay the cashier and you can't seem to count out the proper sum.

This virtual reality experience, played out using an Android smartphone, is the work of the medical research n...