Dr. Jordina Rincon gives us in this document details about the structure of the brain’s neural development, in relation to space activity, and its transformation into information that can be stored, consulted and analyzed by multidisciplinary research teams.

  • Immersive virtual reality therapy shows lasting effect in treatment of phobias in children with autism
    on February 15, 2019 at 12:19 am

    New research shows that an immersive virtual reality environment treats 45 percent of children with autism, freeing them from their fears and phobias -- and that the treatment lasts. […]

  • 'Virtual pharmacology' advance tackles universe of unknown drugs
    on February 6, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Scientists have developed the world's largest virtual pharmacology platform and shown it is capable of identifying extremely powerful new drugs. The platform, soon to contain over a billion virtual molecules never before synthesized and not found in nature, is poised to dramatically change early drug discovery and send waves through the pharmaceutical industry, the authors say. […]

  • The first dexterous and sentient hand prosthesis has been successfully implanted
    on February 5, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    A Swedish patient with hand amputation has become the first recipient of an osseo-neuromuscular implant to control a dexterous hand prosthesis. In a pioneering surgery, titanium implants were placed in the two forearm bones (radius and ulnar), from which electrodes to nerves and muscle were extended to extract signals to control a robotic hand and to provide tactile sensations. This makes it the first clinically viable, dexterous and sentient prosthetic hand usable in real life. […]

  • Walking with Pokémon
    on February 5, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    In a recent study, researchers reveal how the Pokémon GO augmented reality game positively impact the physical activity in players over 40. The authors hope the findings will inform urban planners and game designers to inspire people to be more active. […]

  • Multicolor holography technology could enable extremely compact 3D displays
    on January 24, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Researchers have developed a new approach to multicolor holography that could be used to make 3D color displays for augmented reality glasses, smartphones or heads-up displays without any bulky optical components. […]

  • People think and behave differently in virtual reality than they do in real life
    on January 24, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    By studying the phenomenon of contagious yawning, the researchers learned that people's reactions in virtual reality can be quite different from what they are in actual reality. They found that contagious yawning happens in VR, but people's tendency to suppress yawns when they have company or feel they're being watched don't apply in the VR environment. Further, when people immersed in VR are aware of an actual person in the room, they do stifle their yawns. Actual reality supersedes virtual reality. […]