Beam Me Up, Scotty?

2/25/2016 - Associate Professor of Psychology Arne Ekstrom on NPR.

People who experienced virtual teleportation in a video game were able to mentally navigate to known destinations without relying on visual information or perceived motion, according to a study published Thursday by the journal Neuron. And during "teleportation," their brains produced a distinctive electrical signal that's associated with navigation.

So if teleporters do start showing up, don't worry. "Our brain will be OK with that," says Arne Ekstrom, an associate professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis and the study's senior author.

Read the full story on NPR.