Thursday, August 23, 2012

"Losing yourself" in a fictional character can affect your real life

"Ummm, yeah, that's the inner me...really!"

Interesting study from Ohio State University that confirms what most people would believe, that even just reading some book about fictional characters can have strong impacts on what you do and feel in real life. Since SL is significantly more immersive than simply reading a book, people have to be careful about how they portray themselves in this virtual world, and be careful to prevent "leakage" of SL activities that could cause negative consequences into the real world.

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