Cranking out text is an integral part of our digital lives, but it’s a field of research that has a surprising lack of emphasis in virtual reality (VR) development. “Lots of people are buying head-mounted displays, but it’s mostly for video games,” says Scott Kuhl, an associate professor of computer science at Michigan Tech. “We’re
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What if, unbeknownst to you, someone—or something—was controlling your behavior for its own nefarious ends? Join photographer Anand Varma as he reveals this nightmare scenario being acted out over and over across the natural world, as unsuspecting hosts are compelled to nurture and protect mind-sucking parasites.
Researchers working in the lab of Carnegie Mellon University neuroscientist Aryn Gittis, have identified two groups of neurons that can be turned on and off to alleviate the movement-related symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The activation of these cells in the basal ganglia relieves symptoms for much longer than current therapies, like deep brain stimulation and