Are you interested in how Virtual Reality can simulate altered consciousness?
Join us for a Brown Bag Lunch where Dr Keisuke Suzuki from the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science will present a series of their research which uses VR to explore different perceptions of reality.
Keisuke will talk about visual hallucinations, illusions of body-self, out-of-body experiences and synesthesia as they interact with VR. He will also discuss possible mechanisms underlying these different types of experiencing reality.
This event is a presentation followed by Q&A and will begin promptly at 1pm so please arrive on time. Feel free to bring your own lunch!
About Keisuke Suzuki
Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science, University of Sussex
Keisuke Suzuki obtained his Ph.D in Artificial Life from the University of Tokyo in 2007. He stayed as a research fellow in RIKEN Brain Science Institute, working on human cognitive functions in virtual reality environments. Here, with his colleagues, he developed a novel virtual reality system called Substitutional Reality. In this setup, people believe they are experiencing real-world scenes even though they are just exposed to pre-recorded ones. In 2011 he joined the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science at the University of Sussex as a post-doctoral research fellow.
About the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science
Founded in 2010 with a generous donation from the Dr. Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation, the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science pursues a powerful multidisciplinary approach to clinical intervention and diagnosis, based on the science of the complex brain networks that give rise to consciousness.
This event has been specifically created for Fusebox residents and Wired Sussex members. If you would like to know more about FuseBox residency, Wired Sussex membership or have any questions about this event, drop a line to [email protected].