April 14th - Brain studies


Cervelli reali in corpi virtuali: nuove frontiere per lo studio del nostro cervello attraverso la realtà virtuale e le sue applicazioni in neuroriabilitazione


Presenta e modera
Salvatore Maria Aglioti, Dipartimento di Psicologia



Gaetano Tieri, Dipartimento di Psicologia


Recent advances in computer science and technology have allowed researchers to use Virtual Reality as a new tool for investigating how our brain works. Indeed, this new and powerful technology is opening new ways for carrying out laboratory experiments aimed to better understand our behaviour, emotions and cognitions, as well as the physiological and neural responses elicited by the perception of virtual stimuli.

In this seminar, the more recent evidence in Psychology and Neuroscience, obtained by using virtual Reality, will be described by highlighting the physiological mechanisms underlying the illusion of “wearing” the body of another person, the empathy for pain and pleasure, illusion of movements and social interactions.   

Moreover, it will be described the virtual reality applications in therapeutic and neuro-rehabilitation fields in order to provide a theoretical and practical framework for using this new technology for the promotion of health and well-being.


mercoledì 14 aprile 2021, ore 15.00 - 17.00

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