EVENT Lab for Neuroscience and Technology
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mel Slater
Paraules clau: virtual reality, body representation, clinical applications of virtual reality
The EVENT Lab is concerned with the application of virtual reality to problems in neuroscience and psychology. On the technical side we develop advanced virtual reality methods and systems, including displays and whole body tracking. On the application side we are currently most interested in the issue of body representation - how the brain represents the body. This is ideal research for virtual reality systems, since in virtual reality it is possible to generate the illusion of the body being substituted by a virtual body. We are interested in how this illusion is generated by the brain, and the limits to which it can be pushed. Our lab is equipped with state-of-the-art systems including full body tracking for real-time motion capture, high resolution, wide field-of-view head-mounted displays, and a Cave system is currently under construction.
J-M Normand, E Giannopoulos, B Spanlang, M Slater (2011) Multisensory Stimulation Can Induce an Illusion of Larger Belly Size in Immersive Virtual Reality PLoS ONE 6: 1.
Maria V Sanchez-Vives, Bernhard Spanlang, Antonio Frisoli, Massimo Bergamasco, Mel Slater (2010) Virtual hand illusion induced byvisuomotor correlations. PLoS One 5: 4. 04.
Mel Slater, Bernhard Spanlang, Maria V Sanchez-Vives, Olaf Blanke (2010) First person experience of body transfer in virtual reality. PLoS One 5: 5. 05.
M Slater, B Spanlang, D Corominas (2010) Simulating Virtual Environments within Virtual Environments as the Basis for a Psychophysics of Presence. ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH) 29: 4. Paper 92.