Virtual reality (VR) technology is increasingly used to study human social interaction, as well as human-machine or human-robot interaction. This Lab still requires designated lab space and we are currently seeking a solution, but the basic equipment is already being used in VR experiments. In those, we can display experimental stimuli in VR, and record both behavioral and physiological responses. Designated VR labspace and state-of-the-art equipment for more extensive experiments will hopefully become available in the near future. When the institute moves to a new building (planned for late 2024), there is designated space for a large Virtual Reality lab that will be used by multiple groups. Our aim is to ensure that psychological science in Jena has access to current methods to assess behavior in complex, dynamic, and realistic social situations, with a maximum of experimental control.
Room: K008- K010, Am Steiger 3/1
Principal investigator: Prof. Dr. Stefan R. Schweinberger
Technical support: Kathrin Rauscher
Alumnus: Paul Winkler, M.Sc.