You will definitely agree that when you read a storybook once, you forgot the contents after some time, but if you watch the same story in terms of video, then it gets stored in your brain quickly. So, today’s topic is somewhat related to this. Human brain memorizes data faster if it is observed in a virtual context compared to the desktop PC. Recently an expert from India has claimed this as true.
According to a recent research written in the journal Virtual Reality, humans can memorize thoroughly via virtual reality extreme scenes compared to the old-fashioned devices like a two-dimensional desktop computer or hand-held tablet. Gadgetsay reporters claim that tech manufacturers are producing many high-level advance technologies for a motive so it should be well utilized. If you are not a great learner, you can try VR to enhance your brain.
Previous reports also claimed that games and other entertainment media are also proved to enhance the development of human brain. An educator at the University of Maryland in the US, Amitabh Varshney said, “This data is exciting in that it suggests that immersive environment could offer new pathways for improved outcomes in education and high-proficiency training”.
Varshney manages numerous significant investigation works comprising virtual and augmented reality (AR), which further involves dense collaboration with wellness experts occupied in improving AR-based diagnostic machines for emergency drug and VR education for healing citizens. For this specific research, the expert group practiced a “memory palace,” in which human remember an article or thing by grouping it into an ideal visible scene such as a castle or city.
The researchers have been utilizing the method from early periods, in which they exert the power of the human brain’s sensitivity to combine thoughts and memories. A doctoral scholar in computer science and main journalist on the journal Eric Krokos said, “Humans have always used visual-based methods to help them remember information, whether it’s cave drawings, clay tablets, printed text, and images, or video. We wanted to see if virtual reality might be the next logical step in this progression”
Regarding the research, the experts have selected 40 assistants who didn’t know about the research of virtual reality. The assistants were divided into two crowds. The first crowd observed data beginning through a VR head-mounted display and after that on a PC and the second crowd took the vice-versa. As the outcome, it was observed that the peoples observing via VR headset have 8.8% increase in recall accuracy which is a statistically remarkable figure. The assistant using VR claimed to experience more focus on the given data.
Commenting on the analysis, the Senior Research Scientist in University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, Catherine Plaisant stated, “This leads to the possibility that an immersive virtual environment could enhance learning and recall by leveraging a person’s overall sense of body position, movement, and acceleration.”