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Virtual Reality presented by Prof Olivier Piguet & A/Prof Hamish MacDougall

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Parramatta Road

University of Sydney, NSW 2006

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What will we create with virtual reality? Delve into the world of virtual reality, which is no longer limited to science fiction movies or video games and find out what the future holds.

Discover how rapid advances in technology in the past ten years has made the seemingly impossible possible. Associate Professor Hamish MacDougall will take us on a virtual reality journey showcasing some of the immersive ways that this new technology can be used.

See how virtual reality can be used in training to gain new skills, such as surgery, and in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders, such as phobias.

Dementia specialist, Professor Olivier Piguet, will reveal how virtual reality now provides opportunities to examine behaviours in ways that would otherwise be impossible in real life. Find out how virtual reality can be used to test memory functions in a safe and controlled environment, or to assess social cognition in a more sophisticated way.

With its increasing affordability, this technology has opened the door to novel ways to teach, measure cognition and behaviour, and to design flexible interventions to treat various mental disorders and cognitive deficits.

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