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New ‘4-D goggles’ allow wearers to be ‘touched’ by approaching objects

A team of US researchers has developed a pair of “4-D goggles” that allows wearers to be physically “touched” by a movie when they see a looming object on the screen, such as an approaching spacecraft. The device was developed based on a study conducted by the neuroscientists to map brain areas that integrate the sight and touch of a looming object and aid in their understanding of the perceptual and neural mechanisms of multi-sensory integration. But for the rest of us, the researchers said, it has a more practical…