Lecture by Meaghan McManus on perception in virtual reality
How we can use VR to distort our sense of orientation and space?
We perceive our environment through our different senses. We can perceive the space around us and see how we are positioned in it and in the environment. If the ceiling is above us and the floor is below us, we are probably standing straight. But what if the ceiling was in the place where the wall is supposed to be? Where would we think is up? Meaghan McManus works and researches human spatial perception at the Perception and Action Lab at Justus Liebig University in Giessen. In her talk, she was using numerous examples to show that our sense of orientation and how we perceive space is not always as accurate as we like to think.