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Body Swapping for People Now a Virtual Reality: Angelina Jolie or Jennifer Aniston?

December 10, 2008 | Chris Payatagool

Angelinia_Jolie.jpgBy Christi Hall
Dec 4, 2008  

What is body swapping? Would you like to see what it is like to be Angelina Jolie or Jennifer Aniston without being Brad Pitt? It might be possible if you can get them to do a little experimentation. The illusion of "body-swapping" has been successfully created in the lab, reports Telepresence Options.

While Jennifer and Angelina are constantly swapping all sorts of tabloid scars with reports of break ups and make ups and all sorts of rumors about their real lives some people wouldn't mind living the fantasy of being Jolie or Aniston for a little while.

Here's your chance. The body-swapping experiment was peformed at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. Neuroscientists performed an experiment where the head of a dummy (think the car crash dummies on the TV commercials) was fitted with two cameras connected to two small screens placed in front of the subjects' eyes, so that they saw what the dummy "saw."

The camera trickery was able to fool volunteers into perceiving the bodies of both mannequins and other people as their own.  See here for photos of the experiment and more.

[via The National Ledger]







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