9/15/10 – Looking Ahead to the Spend-Down Years

Using virtual reality to enable people to see images of their “future selves” can affect their decisions about saving for retirement, according to studies by researchers at the Center on Longevity. Professor Jeremy Bailenson, a Center affiliate, Laura L. Carstensen, director of the Center, and former graduate student Hal Ersner-Hershfield, who is now a post-doctoral fellow at Northwestern University, study ways in which technology may help people save.

Read the full article in The New York Times