Thought Lab

Virtual interventions for youth psychosis with Professor Thompson

On this week’s episode of Emotion Lab, Dr. Charles Nduka is joined by Dr. Andrew Thompson.  Thompson is an expert in the field of youth psychiatry. His primary interest is in prevention or early intervention of first episode psychosis. We discuss the potential of virtual reality to overcome hurdles in social therapy, embody hallucinations and create a safe environment for exposure. 

March 8, 2021

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XRSI Roundtable: Part 2

On this week’s episode of Emotion Lab, join us for part two of the Safety in XR roundtable. Together with XR Safety Initiative (XRSI) members Walter Greenleaf, Rachel Michelson and emteq’s own Dr Charles Nduka, we discuss the challenges in building evidence for XR use in clinical settings, the role of big pharma and how XR can help scale and personalise healthcare.

February 22, 2021

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XRSI Roundtable on Safety in XR – Part 1

On this week’s episode of Emotion Lab, join us for part one of the Safety in XR roundtable. Together with a team of experts, including XRSI members Walter Greenleaf, Rachel Michelson and emteq labs own Dr Charles Nduka, we explored regulation, safety and security in XR, covering the XR Safety Initiative, as well as the latest evidence and opportunities in VR research and technology. 

February 9, 2021

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The neuroscience of emotions with Dr Lisa Feldman Barrett

This week on Emotion Lab, Dr Charles Nduka is joined by Dr Lisa Feldman Barrett. In this episode,, Charles and Lisa take a deep dive into the neuroscience of emotions. They discuss the human “metabolic budget” and its impact on emotions, the concepts of allostasis and facial feedback and much more!

January 25, 2021

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Measuring subjective emotional experiences

This week Dr Charles Nduka is joined by Professor Karen Quigley – Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University in Boston. In this episode of the Emotion Lab, Charles and Karen discuss the peripheral physiological measurements of emotions, individual differences between emotional experience, as well as the application of emotions research in real-life scenarios. 

January 11, 2021

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Quantification of Behaviour and the Future of Learning

In this episode of Emotion Lab, Graeme is joined by Olivia Lory Kay, the Head of Partnerships at Capita Learning, an organisation that supports in the development of workplace learning strategies. Olivia and Graeme discuss the value of quantifying emotions and behaviour to improve the education industry and explore the impact it may have on individuals and workplace efficiency. 

 

December 28, 2020

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Social Robotics

This week Dr Charles Nduka is joined by Dr Hatice Gunes – an Associate Professor in Affective Intelligence and Robotics at the University of Cambridge’s Department of Computer Science and Technology.  In this episode of the Emotion Lab, Charles and Hatice discuss social robotics, affective computing and the intersection of the two.

 

December 14, 2020

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Automated VR Therapy – VR and Mental Health

In this episode of Emotion Lab, Graeme is joined by William Hamilton, the Founder and CTO of Mimerse – a Stockholm based VR company which builds evidence-based treatments for mental health conditions. During the podcast, William and Graeme discuss how VR is already being used to treat people suffering from mental health conditions and  explore the potential for automated virtual reality exposure therapies (VRETs), which are a new clinically validated approach for treating phobias.

November 30, 2020

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VR Training for Front Line Journalists

This week Graeme is joined by Aela Callan – a documentary filmmaker, journalist and co-founder of Head Set . Aela and co-founder Kate Parkinson are no strangers to hostile environments, with more than 30 years of experience as foreign correspondents. Now Head Set is using the power of immersive technologies to create VR scenarios that help prepare journalists to work on the frontline. Listen in to hear the story of how and why Head Set was founded and the role of VR in training journalists and many other professions for work-related scenarios.

 

November 16, 2020

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    Sussex Innovation Centre,
    Brighton BN1 9SB,
    United Kingdom