|WHAT: Virtual reality, one of the most rapidly expanding areas of tech and gaming, is also playing important roles medicine and health – and for good reason. The ability to simulate experiences expands opportunities for researchers, clinicians and patients in ways that previously seemed limited to the imaginations of sci-fi writers. Here at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers are using virtual reality as a tool to study a host of research questions. They want to know what you're curious about! Ask them anything today on Reddit Science!|
WHO: Susan Persky, Ph.D., head of the Immersive Virtual Environment Testing Area (IVETA), and associate investigator in the Social Behavioral Research Branch at NHGRI; Patti Brennan, R.N., Ph.D., director, National Library of Medicine (NLM); Victor Cid, M.S., senior computer scientist, Disaster Information Management Research Center at NLM; John Ostuni, Ph.D., staff scientist, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; William Kistler, M.A., lab manager of the IVETA at NHGRI; Jeremy Swan, B.A., biovisualization specialist with the Computer Support Services Core at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
WHEN: Ask your questions starting at 8 a.m. Eastern today. At 12 p.m., our hosts will join the conversation to answer them!
HOW: Log into or sign up for a free Reddit account. Ask your questions here.
REDDIT AMAs EXPLAINED: A Reddit AMA is an opportunity to ask interesting individuals questions about anything – and everything! AMAs are an interactive experience – ask questions or "up-vote" your favorites, and gain insight into the lives and work of NHGRI scientists.
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