Thought Lab

Why VR provides the perfect environment to study human behaviour and emotion.

This week on the Emotion Lab, Graeme is joined by Ifigeneia (Ifi) Mavridou and James Somauroo. Ifi is an Affect Scientist with a particular research focus in human-computer interactions and evoking emotional states in VR environments. In this episode of the Emotion Lab, Graeme, James and Ifi discuss the two-dimensional model of human emotions and the largest study ever done to measure these in a VR environment. Listen in to learn more about the model, how the public reacted to the experiment and what is means the future of VR in studying human behaviour and emotion.

September 21, 2020

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What is psychophysiology; exploring dynamic difficult adjustment and is biometric tracking in VR the future of research?

This week n the podcast, Charles Nduka is joined by Stephen Fairclough – Professor of Psychophysiology at Liverpool John Moores University. Stephen’s background covers neurosciences, psychophysiology, human factors and human-computer interaction. In this episode of the Emotion Lab Stephen and Charles discuss psychophysiology research, how VR can be used in this field and the important issue of data privacy. Listen in to hear about how games could revolutionise pain management and much more!


September 7, 2020

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Apart from COVID-19, what are the main challenges in research? What are the future models of research?

The third episode of the Emotion Lab is dedicated to clinical research. You will hear from Charles, a surgeon, and James, an anaesthetist, who are now both entrepreneurs passionate about innovation, discussing current challenges in research and how advancing technology could help us overcome them.

August 17, 2020

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How measuring emotions could advance fields of psychology, mental health and self improvement.

The second episode of the Emotion Lab is dedicated to technology and human emotion. You will hear why measuring emotions is important, how to do it, what’s the research and global community in this field and what are its potential impacts.

August 3, 2020

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What brought a world renowned Consultant Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon together with an expert in software development and AI?

The answer is somewhat intriguing – human emotion. In the first episode of Emotion Lab, Graeme Cox and Charles Nduka open up and tell us the personal stories and motivation that led them to work on emotion AI.

July 20, 2020

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