October 25, 2017
CERN
Europe/Zurich timezone
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Session

The neuroscience of Virtual Reality (Talk by Bruno Herbelin)

Oct 25, 2017, 1:10 PM
Building 3179 (CERN)

Building 3179

CERN

IdeaSquare Building - Next to the Globe of Innovation and Science (SXL1)

Description

Bruno Herbelin, Deputy Director of the Center for Neuroprosthetics at EPFL, will immerse us in the power of embodiment of virtual reality and how researchers can best use this new technology. Immersion in virtual reality is challenging the multisensory brain mechanisms underlying the integration of bodily signals that are building up the experience of perceiving the world from an embodied perspective.

Recent progress in cognitive neuroscience of bodily self-consciousness were based on the ability of technology to manipulate these mechanisms; what I propose to explore is how this research provides a deeper understanding of immersion, embodiment and sense of presence.

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