• Researchers create virtual reality cognitive assessment

    Credit: CC0 Public Domain Virtual reality isn’t just for gaming. Researchers can use virtual reality, or VR, to assess participants’ attention, memory and problem-solving abilities in real world settings. By using VR technology to examine how folks complete daily tasks, like making a grocery list, researchers can better help clinical populations that struggle with executive functioning to manage their everyday lives. Lead author Zhengsi Chang is a Ph.D. student that works in the lab of Daniel Krawczyk, Ph.D., deputy director of the Center for BrainHealth. Along with Brandon Pires, a researcher at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, the team investigated whether VR can be used to effectively test a…