Virtual Reality - Research Article from Macmillan Science Library: Computer Sciences

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The Theory Behind Vr

Philosophically speaking, the objective of VR is to create an environment that is believable to the user, but which does not exist in the physical world. The understanding of our world, our reality, is ultimately derived from our senses. Humans have five major senses: sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste. These senses provide our brains with information that enables us to understand the world around us—our "reality." The most important sense for understanding the physical world is sight, followed by sound and touch.

At the present time, computer technology has enabled the development of sophisticated means to stimulate our senses of sight and hearing. To a lesser degree, the technology for stimulating touch has also been developed. A virtual environment which the brain can easily interpret as being real is created when these technologies are integrated into a system where the sensory...

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