Monday, May 4, 2015

Adventures in Neuroscience

Just a few days ago, an eagle-eyed correspondent sent me a link to a 4-23-15 Pacific Standard article entitled "Anxious?  Consider Invisibility" by Nathan Collins in which we learn that a pair of researchers named Arvid Guterstam and Zakaryah Abdulkarim--graduate students at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden--are experimenting with the use of cloaking technology to reduce social anxiety.  (Though it should go without saying, of course, I feel compelled to point out that we here at don't make this stuff up, folks!)  CHAMELEO fans, please note the presence of mysterious virtual reality goggles in the featured photograph.  To read the entire article, simply click HERE.

Study co-author Zakaryah Abdulkarim (middle) creates the invisible body illusion on a participant (left) wearing a set of head-mounted displays connected to a pair of cameras. (Photo: Staffan Larsson)

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