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Study: 'Bodyswapping' Creates Identification With Others

An experiment using computer and other visual manipulations allowed subjects to see themselves as someone from a different group, and researchers found that such "virtual bodyswapping" led to a reduction in unconscious biases among white subjects. In a paper published in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences, investigators described how they used computerized virtual reality and, in other experiments, a prosthetic arm trick to make subjects think they inhabited the body of...

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