virtual reality

Brain May Not Need Body Movements to Learn Virtual Spaces

September 18, 2019

Virtual reality is becoming increasingly present in our everyday lives, from online tours of homes for sale to high-tech headsets that immerse gamers in hyper-realistic digital worlds. While its entertainment value is well-established, virtual reality also has vast potential for practical uses that are just beginning to be explored.

KeckCAVES Virtual Reality Software Now for Gaming Headsets

January 25, 2017
Virtual reality software used by scientists at the University of California, Davis, to study everything from earthquakes to molecular biology in a 3-D “cave” can now run on some off-the-shelf gaming VR headsets. Instructions and downloads are available online.

ModLab: Exploring the Humanities in the Digital World

December 01, 2016
How often do you find a university laboratory filled with humanities majors? Every day at the UC Davis ModLab, where student interns work on gaming, virtual reality and other digital humanities projects.