Leila Ali, Carolina Mele, Alba Caiazzo, Raffaele Di Fuccio


The study aims to identify the neuroscience behind haptics and positive emotions, and the impact of virtual environments’ designs and implementation on shaping them. The neural circuitries of haptics and positive emotions overlap. MR design, the degree of multisensory immersion and the haptic stimulation pattern influence the outcome. Future digital education research in virtual environments should rely on neuroscience findings to design more immersive and emotionally stimulating approaches.


Lo studio si propone di identificare la sovrapposizione tra i circuiti neurali dell’aptica e le emozioni positive, e l’impatto dell’implementazione di ambienti virtuali sulla loro modellazione. La progettazione della RM, il grado di immersione multisensoriale e il modello di stimolazione aptica influenzano il risultato. La futura ricerca sull’educazione in ambienti virtuali dovrebbe basarsi sui risultati delle neuroscienze per progettare approcci più coinvolgenti ed emotivamente stimolanti.


Haptics, happiness, surprise, virtual environments, medical education Aptica, felicità, sorpresa, ambienti virtuali, educazione medica

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