Does VR fool your brain into thinking it’s really there? When done well, Virtual Reality makes you actually FEEL like you’re in a different place. We call this VR experience PRESENCE. How does this happen?
In this video, we’ll explain how VR tricks your brain into feeling like you’re IN a 3D world, and not just watching a 2D video. It does this by showing a slightly different picture to each eye.
To understand the science of VR, you’ll need to understand the science of vision. We’ll discuss how our vision works normally, and how VR video exploits the natural process of vision to fool you!
This is a VR180 video, which means we’ve captured an entire hemisphere for you. To experience this fully for yourself, you should watch this video using a VR headset. This can be as simple as Google Cardboard, or you can use one of the fancier headsets like the Oculus Quest or Lenovo Daydream. If you don’t have a headset, you can still experience the 180 nature of the video by scrolling the screen around with your finger. Don’t miss our special guest who has monocular vision…
We’d like to thank the YouTube Creator Lab and VR Scout for giving Socratica the opportunity to learn how to make VR videos for you! Stay tuned as we continue to explore this new technology in several future videos.
Here’s our video explaining the MATH of VR:
And the TECH of VR:
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We recommend the following texts and devices to help you enjoy VR:
Neuromancer by William Gibson
(Science Fiction predicting Virtual Reality)
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
(Science Fiction exploring Virtual Reality)
Oculus Quest VR Headset
Oculus Rift S VR Headset
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