Watch, learn and connect: https://stanfordconnects.stanford.edu/ Can experiences in virtual reality impact human behavior? Professor Bailenson shares several studies from the Virtual Human Interaction Lab that demonstrate these changes, impacting the way we conserve resources, save for retirement, train for sports, learn and understand diversity. Jeremy Bailenson is the founding director of the Virtual Human Interaction Lab, an associate professor of communication and a senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment. He explores the manner in which people are able to represent themselves when the physical constraints of body and vertically-rendered behaviors are removed. He also designs and studies virtual reality systems that allow physically remote individuals to meet in virtual space, and explores the manner in which these systems change the nature of verbal and nonverbal interaction. His findings have been published in more than 90 academic papers in the fields of communication, computer science, education, law, political science and psychology. This Stanford+Connects micro lecture was filmed on location in New York, New York. Stanford+Connects is a program of the Stanford Alumni Association.