Thursday June 14, 2018

People Recall Information Better Through Virtual Reality

A new study released by the University of Maryland shows that people can recall information better if it's presented to them via VR. The immersive environment of VR as opposed to traditional computers screens or tablets appears to be the next step in education. This is one of the first studies of its type and should usher in an era of more interesting and efficient education. So hold onto your VR headsets and get ready to do something besides watch pr0n or play games.

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For the study, the UMD researchers recruited 40 volunteers--mostly UMD students unfamiliar with virtual reality. The researchers split the participants into two groups: one viewed information first via a VR head-mounted display and then on a desktop; the other did the opposite.