Short answer: No, but online worlds can really stress you out.
Babies' genomes hold clues that can save their lives, but that same information could be used in far less noble ways. Where should we draw the line?
A recent study showed that schizophrenic patients who put an avatar to the voices they were hearing ended up hearing the voices less.
Researchers are plugging in smokers, alcoholics, and even crack addicts to expose them to a relapse environment--and teach them how to deal with it. Will it work?
Researchers create a virtual environment system in which you can pick up fake objects with real effort.
Rewiring the brain to battle seizures, blindness, and more
One preeminent scientist tackles the moral and ethical issues that come with the business of genetically enhancing our biology.
Last July, 9-year-old Alex Everett received his first shot of synthetic human growth hormone--an injection he will get every night for eight years. Alex is not sick--he is short. Should we be treating stature as a medical condition?
Scientists still aren't sure why brain training only works for some people.
Congress holds a hearing on the potential—for good and ill—of virtual worlds
If fear really is all in our heads, Joseph LeDoux thinks he can eliminate it. The first step is to block out our memories
With the release of the DSM-5 this month, psychotherapist Gary Greenberg questions whether psychiatry's diagnostic Bible can truly get at the nature of mental suffering.
A virtual reality experiment that put adults in a virtual 4-year-old's body found changes in perception.
Jurors may one day visit crime scenes using forensic holodecks
And also let tourists peek inside
We're probably not living in "base reality"
Motion-capture software lets you try on clothes you find online