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Virtual Reality: Self-Awareness

Consciousness by most of the scientific community is recognized as an outward awareness of one’s environment and body, while self-awareness is the recognition of this consciousness. Self-awareness is the ability to recognize oneself as an individual distinct from the environment and others; further, it concerns itself with introspection and conscious attention to other aspects of one’s own existence (Morin, 2011).

Virtual Reality Science

Virtual Reality: Episodic Memory

Human long-term memory can be broadly classified into declarative memory and procedural (implicit) memory; The former category involves conscious and intentional recollection of factual information, previous experiences, and concepts. The declarative memory, or explicit memory, is further divided into episodic and semantic memory. Endel Tulving first coined the term episodic memory in 1972, describing it as, “Episodic memory receives and

Virtual Reality: Healthcare and Biomedical Research
Virtual Reality Science

Virtual Reality: Healthcare and Biomedical Research

Virtual reality was first experienced as the world’s first flight stimulator Link Trainer by Edwin Link (1929) and later as the interactive theatre ‘Sensorama’ invented by Morton Heilig in 1957. Over time virtual reality has metamorphosed from science fiction to science reality.  Today, virtual reality can be experienced in many forms that include not only visual and auditory feedback but