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Raising our level of empathy with VR

Have you ever wondered why a cat’s tongue feels like sandpaper? Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found the answer. The tiny spikes on a cat’s tongue are shaped like little scoops, and not like cones as previously thought. We tell you more about how this discovery is set to inspire new technologies. Also, we speak to Jeremy Bailenson, the co-author of a study called "Becoming Homeless" that shows how VR can raise people's empathy.

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