Short People Got … Lots of Reasons to Legitimately Feel Paranoid
A virtual-reality study sheds light on the way non-tall people perceive the world.
Your physical height can affect your emotional state of mind, according to a new study.
Now virtual reality is adding to the understanding of the short state of mind. A study conducted at Oxford University and published in December 2013 used avatars to let participants go through the virtual experience of riding a subway at their normal height and then at that height reduced by ten inches.
For the study, 60 women—none with a history of mental illness, but all of whom had recently reported mistrustful thoughts—donned headsets and viewed monitors as they participated in two 3-D virtual-reality trips on the London subway system. They were able to move and interact with other virtual passengers, exchanging glances or looking away from