|Track: 2||Talk, 30 minutes + hands on session|
|Start Time: 12.00||Level: No prior knowledge / entry-level|
In this session, I will highlight how our brain scaffolds our perception of the world around us, with a particular focus on how our experience of objects' properties can be readily manipulated. I'll describe my research on weight illusions, including recent work I have undertaken using immersive virtual reality to make objects feel heavier or lighter than they actually are.
Finally, I'll lay out a roadmap for how it is a better understanding of human perception, rather than advances in computing hardware, which will be key to the next generation of immersive technologies.
- Experience perceptual illusions
- Gain insight into how psychology can drive technology development
- See how scientists use VR to conduct research
One I'd not seen before - an extremely strong motion illusion pic.twitter.com/vOm6ZTjh8k— Gavin Buckingham (@DrGBuckingham) August 22, 2019
I received my PhD in psychology from the University of Aberdeen in 2008, after which time I moved to Canada to work as a postdoctoral fellow at the Brain and Mind Institute at Western University. During this time, I began to study human visual and haptic perception, with a particular focus on our experience of how heavy things feel when we interact with them.
I moved to the University of Exeter in 2016, and am currently a senior lecturer in the Department of Sport and Health Sciences.