Virtual Reality: Exploring new dimensions

6 June 2018

Virtual Reality: Exploring new dimensions 

Presented by Professor Olivier Piguet and Associate Professor Hamish MacDougall


What will we create with virtual reality? Delve into the world of virtual reality, which is no longer limited to science fiction movies or video games and find out what the future holds.

Discover how rapid advances in technology in the past ten years has made the seemingly impossible possible. Associate Professor Hamish MacDougall will take us on a virtual reality journey showcasing some of the immersive ways that this new technology can be used.

See how virtual reality can be used in training to gain new skills, such as surgery, and in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders, such as phobias.

Dementia specialist, Professor Olivier Piguet, will reveal how virtual reality now provides opportunities to examine behaviours in ways that would otherwise be impossible in real life. Find out how virtual reality can be used to test memory functions in a safe and controlled environment, or to assess social cognition in a more sophisticated way.

With its increasing affordability, this technology has opened the door to novel ways to teach, measure cognition and behaviour, and to design flexible interventions to treat various mental disorders and cognitive deficits.

Are you ready to press play?

 

Event details

  • When: 5.45pm - 7.00pm
  • Where:

    Footbridge Theatre

    Parramatta Road

    University of Sydney

  • Cost: Free
  • RSVP: Registrations essential
  • Registration:http://sydney.edu.au/science/outreach/whats-on/forum/index
  • Contact:

    Cassandra Chester

    Faculty of Science

    science.forum@sydney.edu.au



Virtual Reality: Exploring new dimensions

Where

Footbridge Theatre

Parramatta Road

University of Sydney

When

6 June 2018


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