Exhibiting two GuestXR posters during the 7th bi-annual ESCAN meeting

The GuestXR project has been present in the 7th bi-annual meeting of the European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (ESCAN), which took place at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Ghent (Belgium) between 22nd-25th of May, 2024.

Vojta Smekal, PhD candidate & researcher, and Sophie Kühne, research assistant, from Maastricht University, attended the meeting and exhibited two posters based on GuestXR research.

The work “Data-driven features of human body movements and their neural correlates”, presented by Smekal, explores systematic relationships between the data-driven features of human body movements and brain regions previously implicated in body and action processing.

On the other hand, the poster “The influence of haptic devices on threat perception of a human avatar in a virtual reality scenario”, presented by Sophie Kühne, investigates the influence of haptic feedback on threat perception using virtual reality. In this work, an experiment with a haptic device in form of a tightening belt was performed to influence the feeling of proximity of the threat.

The European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience promotes scientific enquiry within the field of human cognitive, affective and social neuroscience, particularly with respect to collaboration and exchange of information between researchers in different European countries through scientific meetings, workshops, summer schools, and such other activities.