Cloud Learning / Cognitive Neuroscience

2020 Educators in VR International Summit


Session: Cloud Learning / Cognitive Neuroscience

2020 Educators in VR International Summit brings together educators, learners, researchers, and experts in VR, AR, and XR to share their their passion for integrating immersive technology in education.

First Presentation

Track: Corporate/Enterprise

Education Through Cloud Learning

Julie Smithson, Virtual & Augmented Reality w/Artificial Intelligence (XR) Consultant for Business & Education, MetaVRse

Julie Smithson of VR/ARA will demonstrate the ways cloud learning will bring enterprise and education together, building standards with new immersive and spatial technologies and content applied to educate talent that will support the global economy.

Julie Smithson is the Co-Founder of XR Ignite, a Community Hub & Virtual Accelerator for XR Startups that connects startups, studios and developers with corporate clients. Julie is also Co-Founder of MetaVRse, one of the world’s leading XR Consulting and product development companies community hub and hyper-accelerator.

Second Presentation

Track: Diversity

VR Research Methods for Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology

Panagiotis Kourtesis, PhD Researcher, University of Edinburgh

Panagiotis Kourtesis will discuss how to identify necessary technological knowledge for the effective implementation of immersive virtual reality research tools without the presence of VR Induced Symptoms and Effects (VRISE) which may compromise both neuropsychological and neuroscientific data; Development and Validation of an evaluation tool (e.g., questionnaire) for the quality of immersive VR research/clinical software in terms of user experience (UX), game mechanics, in-game assistance, and VRISE; and offer cost-effective (i.e., without depending on third-parties such as freelancers and software development companies) development of VR-EAL, guidelines for the development of immersive VR research/clinical software.

Panagiotis Kourtesis is a clinical psychologist and researcher at the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Patients Association, and a doctoral candidate and researcher in experimental Psychology & cognitive neuroscience at the University of Edinburgh (UoE) in collaboration with the University Suor Orsola Benincasa of Naples (UNISOB). He is a Virtual Reality (VR) specialist and workshop coordinator at uCreate Studio of University of Edinburgh. He is affiliated with the human cognitive neuroscience research team of the Department of Psychology (UoE) and the interdisciplinary research centre "Scienza Nuova" (UNISOB). He is a certified VR software developer with a knack for interdisciplinary research, cultural, and educational projects. His current research interests include VR Neuroscience & Neuropsychology, VR Rehabilitation/Therapy, Cyber-psychology, Human/Brain-Computer Interaction, Telemedicine, Research Methods (VR), & Bayesian Statistics (R & JASP).

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