Spatial memory paradigms are typically explored either in the real world or in lab based virtual environments (VR). Real world experiments have the advantage of natural validity, but are limited in terms of flexibility. Virtual tasks are flexible, but their interface is not natural. Augmented Reality (AR) offers us the best of both worlds, but has yet to be extensively used in spatial research. In this project we will explore some basic spatial paradigms in AR with an eye to future use with intracranial recordings from human patients (ECoG). The student will assist in piloting, design, data collection and data analysis. The project is open ended (end date added only since the field was required), but will shift focus in several stages from piloting to data collection, to behavioral analysis and finally to neural data analysis towards the end of the year.
Lab: Electrophysiology, Memory, and Navigation Laboratory
Direct Supervisors: Shachar Maidenbaum
Position Dates: 10/7/2018 - 1/3/2019
Hours per Week: 4-10
Paid Position: Yes
Eligibility: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Shachar Maidenbaum: firstname.lastname@example.org, Schapiro Building 404