2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Your Brain on Virtual Reality

Friday, March 18
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon B
500 E 4th St

Neuroscientists have recently discovered the basis of the brain's "GPS system," yet much work remains in understanding why it fails in Alzheimer's disease and how to restore and improve it. Virtual reality and projective devices have the ability to simulate or augment immersive experiences of navigation through space. VR tools, in the hands of neuroscientists, have a tremendous potential to shed light on brain mechanisms of spatial navigation and to compensate for neurological deficits. This panel brings together experts from both VR/video game design and brain/neurostimulation research, to discuss the current frontier and future directions of spatial navigation R&D.

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Aaron Lemke


Unello Design

Aaron is an VR designer and musician from Austin, TX. He is a cofounder of Axon Virtual Health, which creates virtual reality applications for patient use in clinical settings, and seeks to explore...

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Brian McCann

Visualization Interfaces & Applications

UT Austin

Brian McCann has been using virtual reality as a tool to study human perception for over a decade. His doctoral work, "Naturalistic Depth Perception," is the first study to quantify distance acuity...

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Kelly Gaither at SXSW

Kelly Gaither

Dir Of Visualization

The University of Texas at Austin

Kelly joined TACC as Associate Director in September 2001. She is now the Director of Visualization. She received her doctoral degree in Computational Engineering from Mississippi State University ...

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Zoltan Nadasdy at SXSW

Zoltan Nadasdy

Research Scientist & Adjunct Professor

St David's Neuroscience and Spine Institute

Zoltan Nadasdy is a research scientist whose main interest is to understand the fundamental mechanisms of neural coding, in particular the relationship between intrinsic oscillations and spike patt...

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