The illusion of an out-of-body experience made it harder for people to remember what happened.
A volunteer wearing virtual reality goggles is interviewed by a professor played by Swedish actor Peter Bergared.
Credit Courtesy of Staffan Larsson
Our bodies may help us remember our lives, fixing experiences in place. By using virtual reality, scientists can make people feel like they're outside their own bodies. And when they do, the brain struggles to remember what happened.