by Melissa Hogenboom
"Scientists have now found that...ingrained racial bias was reduced when participants were immersed in a virtual body of a different race.
"To test their implicit racism, a team led by Mel Slater at the University of Barcelona gave participants what's called an implicit association test several days before the experiment. They were given the same test again after their experience in virtual reality.
"It was only the participants who had been placed in a dark virtual body that showed this decrease."