According to research, activities in the 3D virtual world of the metaverse greatly reduce the social anxiety people experience in community.
Metaverse occupies the agenda of behavioral scientists as well as the technology world. Research shows that personalized metaverse offers a more realistic experience and reduces social anxiety. It is seen that the trainings made in the virtual universe also increase the success of the students.
ffering metaverse solutions for corporate companies and educational institutions, Cerebrum Tech Founder Dr. Erdem Erkul said, “With the pandemic, remote working and distance education quickly entered our lives. Research shows that students can speak more easily in the trainings they attend with their avatars, and the interaction in the lessons increases. Business meetings are also more active and productive. Metaverse will attract even more attention with the spread of personalized avatars.”
While discussing how and to what extent the economic reflections of the developments in the metaverse, which is the trend subject of the technology world, will be discussed, their effects on social life and human psychology are also a matter of curiosity. Recently, research on technologies such as metaverse and technologies such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) as their main components have increased rapidly in the field of behavioral sciences and psychology. According to research, it is seen that the social anxiety experienced by people in the community decreases to a great extent in the activities attended with avatars in the 3D virtual world. It is known that users easily overcome their fear of being disliked and phobias such as not being able to speak in public with their avatars in the metaverse. Avatars used in the virtual universe provide much more interaction than the currently widely used video meeting applications.
Students who attended virtual classes got higher grades
Studies reveal that students are more successful in lessons in the virtual universe, especially in education life. In experiments on foreign language education in China, it was determined that students who attend classes supported by digital materials in the virtual universe with their avatars learn faster by actively participating in the lessons without hesitation to speak, and they get approximately 20 percent higher grades in the exams. In studies conducted in the USA and France, it has been observed that students feel more comfortable and interact more easily in lessons with avatars.
“Artificial intelligence teachers” on the agenda in distance education
Founder and Chairman of the Board of Cerebrum Tech, a new generation technology company that produces metaverse solutions for corporate companies and educational institutions with the 3D communication platform CereMeet. Erdem Erkul said, “With the pandemic, the benefits and possibilities offered by metaverse technologies became more debatable. In this period, the titles of remote work and distance education entered our lives rapidly. Events made through video meeting applications do not offer enough interaction to users. Metaverse, on the other hand, enables the business world to organize meetings and events where they can interact more effectively, as well as helping them achieve their sustainability goals by reducing costs and reducing their carbon footprint. Internal meetings held in Metaverse also increase the productivity of employees. A reflection of this is seen in education life. Distance education and certificate programs attract great attention all over the world. We also offer the metaverse world for education in cooperation with very valuable higher education institutions in our country. In Metaverse, education with digital materials can be much more memorable. In addition, with artificial intelligence voice assistants, it will soon be possible for students to enter the course they want and ask about the subjects they do not understand with these technologies. In Metaverse, education with digital materials can be much more memorable. In addition, with artificial intelligence voice assistants, it will soon be possible for students to enter the course they want and ask about the subjects they do not understand with these technologies. In Metaverse, education with digital materials can be much more memorable. In addition, with artificial intelligence voice assistants, it will soon be possible for students to enter the course they want and ask about the subjects they do not understand with these technologies.
Realistic avatars increase the “being there” feeling
In a study published by the Stanford University Virtual Interaction Laboratory in December, it was determined that virtual environments that give the feeling of being in a large architectural design or in nature cause a decrease in stress levels and an increase in positive emotions such as happiness. The study, which was conducted on 272 people over 8 weeks, revealed that users experienced the feeling of “being there” more easily and acted more in harmony with other users thanks to personalized avatars that looked like them. The research also says that as you spend time in the virtual universe, the experience feels more realistic. Personal avatar is preferred in business life.