Virtual reality: Technologies, medical applications and challenges

Pietro Cipresso, Silvia Serino

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One of the most amazing capacities of the human mind is its ability to go beyond its boundaries. The well-known example of the "blind man" by Gregory Bateson helps us understand how our mind is able to expand its potentiality thanks to the use of a tool. This famous example demonstrates two specific features that characterize the relationship between the human mind and the use of tool. From a neuropsychological point of view, the tool is integrated in near space, extending it to the end point of the instrument. From a phenomenological point of view, we are present in the tool because we can use it in an intuitive way to realize our intentions.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages307
ISBN (Print)9781634631990, 9781633219335
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Medicine(all)


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