The moral challenge of invisibility
We have all had those moments of social embarrassment: you’ve just said or done the dumbest thing, everyone is looking at you, and you wish you could just — well, vanish. But would it help if you really could? Apparently, it would. Using a virtual-reality headset and a calculated confusion of the senses, neuroscientists at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm have been able to give people the illusion that their body is invisible.