Maastricht University organises a local symposium about VR and Neuroscience
Beatrice de Gelder, GuestXR partner from Maastricht University and Paris IAS, and Julie Grezes, from ENS Paris, organised the online local event “Virtual Realities, real experiences – Perspectives from behavioral & neuroscience studies”. The event, taking place on February 17th, 2022, addressed central notions like subjective experience and presence in real and in virtual worlds.
This symposium addressed central notions like subjective experience and presence in real and in virtual worlds. Event topics included how the potential of virtual worlds is currently harnessed by neuroscientists, for basic research and for societal applications, as well as for clinical use. Moreover, during the conference, innovations and future perspectives of subjective experience were discussed in the light of increasing virtualisation of our social interactions.
Among other handful of experts, the workshop was participated by Mel Slater, GuestXR Technical Coordinator and Investigator and Co-director of the Event Lab of the University of Barcelona. His talk had as a title “Presence, body ownership and vicarious agency – the Illusions of Virtual Reality”.
You can watch Mel Slater’s presentation here: