28th Oct 2014

Virtual Look at the Act of Drumming

A virtual-reality drumming program is being used to test how self-image impacts drumming capabilities. New Scientist recently reported on research at the University of Spain at Barcelona that used a drumming simulation to show how one’s self-image leads to behavioral and cognitive changes. The virtual-reality simulation used a casually dressed avatar and a formally dressed one to test how drumming patterns were impacted. They found that the casually dressed avatar resulted in participants using fewer basic motions to play the simulated djembe. The researchers hope to use the information to impact how we understand learning, training, education, psychotherapy, and rehabilitation. Read more here: Drummers drum smarter with a laid-back avatar