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3D Movies Double Concentration of Children, Says RealD

Children who watch 3D movies have been shown to have double the concentration powers and cognitive processing after the viewing, according to new research by visual technology firm RealD.

This is despite suggestions that attention spans in children have shortened in the last decade due to unlimited access to entertainment, including on-demand TV, gaming and social media. A 2015 study claimed that watching 3D content had a similar effect to brain-training exercises.

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3D Cinema and Headache Relationship Analyzed

 Scientists from Tartu university (Estonia) investigated a possible link between 3D movies and headache. This was a prospective, non-randomized, observational study. Six thousand specifically designed questionnaires were distributed to consecutive cinema visitors. Relative headacherisks for 2D- vs. 3D-movie visitors and the effects of background variables were analyzed.

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Watching 3D Movies Makes You More Intelligent

Neuroscientist Patrick Fagan, an Associate Lecturer at Goldsmiths, and  artist Brendan Walker of Thrill Laboratory have revealed watching films in 3D sharpen the brain for a protracted period. The research, in which over 100 people were exposed to stereoscopic 3D and standard format films at Vue’s Piccadilly cinema, found participants experienced a 23 per cent increase in cognitive processing - and reaction times were improved by a whopping 11 per cent.

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Diplopia, the VR Game to Help Strabismus

Diplopia is a game designed using the latest research to help amblyopia (lazy eye) as well as strabismus (crossed eye) in stereoscopic virtual reality using an Oculus Rift hrad mounted display.

How James Blaha's Diplopia game helped him see in 3D

James had been following this neuroplasticity research and decided to start a virtual reality, side project with the Oculus Rift to put some of these studies into practice. He created some scenes that increased the intensity to his lazy eye and decreased the intensity to his good eye, and he was blown away at being able to see in 3D for the first time in his life.

Encouraged with his success, he continued to develop a series of games that he played for over 20 hours over the course of 3 weeks until he was able to see in 3D in the real world for the first time in his life. Watch the video here under to learn more.

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3-D movies to help identify vision problems

The American Optometry Association’s (AOA) report, “3D in the Classroom,” states that 3-D movies have the potential to help identify vision problems that might otherwise go unnoticed.

According to the report, common causes of 3D viewing challenges are : refractive problems, lack of binocular vision, lazy eye, eye coordination difficulties, eye focusing difficulties, dizziness and nausea caused by rapid motion effects and thus problems in the balance system.

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