The Science of Spatial Learning Inside Virtual Reality

Ever wondered why the global adoption of virtual reality is growing exponentially in recent years…?! If VR media was just hype for its glamour, then it might not have reached its current stage. Every other day we are seeing incredible case studies getting published which evident the benefits of virtual reality implementation in enterprise workforce training and other learning spaces. Most reports show up remarkable numbers such as up to 90% knowledge retention rate, 80% productivity increase and more. There is a strong underlying truth which continuously fuels the growth of virtual reality technology. It is not the technical supremacy or first of its kind aspects. But the astonishing biological factors which directly influences the human brain in a much deeper way. This might look a complex subject…. but, believe me, it’s so interesting to learn about our brain using our brain…!! Learning By Doing “I hear and I forgot, I see and I remember, I do and I understand- Confucius, 551BC – 479BC” “After two weeks, the human brain remembers 10% of what it read, 20% of what it hears and 90% of what it does.” – American educator Edgar Dale – 1946 Though these famous statements are subjective and the numbers may be debatable, we can’t deny the core underlying fact that “what we learn through hands-on experience” gives utmost knowledge and wisdom. But experientiallearning always comes at a cost, takes time and they also can’t be replicated or shared. What Are Real-Experiences? Let’s try to understand how our brain interprets real-world experiences and conceives a sense of presence. Brain understands the space and the boundary between...