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  • 06 August 2018
    Virtual Reality clarifies location of empathy area in the brain
    In a collaboration with neuroscientists, just published in the Neuropsychologia journal, we tested one of our VR emergency evacuation experiences in which users received a request for help from a seriously injured virtual human. Analysis of images of users' brains revealed that users who risked in the VR world to try to save the virtual human had enlarged right anterior insula (an area of the brain that is believed to play a role in empathy) than those who did not.
  • 20 March 2018
    EU project about training of drone professionals awarded to our lab
    The purpose of the DroneRules PRO project is to assist the drones industry in adjusting to new legislative requirements on privacy and data protection. Our HCI Lab will be in charge of all software development in the project consortium, that will deploy an advanced on-line course, blending e-learning and serious games.