Research

The following are the current research groups in the Research Center for Virtual Environments and Behavior.

Virtual environments enable navigation researchers to achieve both control and ecological validity in naturalistic settings, while also providing the flexibility to construct multiple environments quickly and easily.
Virtual reality has the potential to change how science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics are learned.
Understanding verbal and non-verbal interpersonal communication in VR, combined with measures of physiological stress, provides insight into human response to difficult situations.
Virtual environments enable researchers to test stress responses and performance on an individual basis in realistic, complex, virtual environments, to compare effects of different types of stress.
Technology continues to advance away from desktop towards VR, AR and haptic interfaces that allow for more naturalistic and human-centered computing.