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Evolution and the Social Mind
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Externalization and Presence in Real and Virtual Environments
 
A Presentation by Jack Loomis
Professor, Department of Psychology, UCSB
Friday, February 26, 1999 at 3:30 - 5:00pm
Flying A Studios Room, UCEN
 
 
Background
 
Jack Loomis's research is concerned with the perceptual and cognitive processes underlying complex spatial behavior. The basic research problems he is working on include visual space perception, the visual control of action, navigation with and without visual information, auditory space perception, externalization of sensory experience, and the internal representations serving spatial behavior. He is also director of a project developing a prototype navigation aid for the blind. A good deal of this research employs virtual acoustic and virtual visual displays, tools that he believes greatly expand the possibilities for research on the link between perception and action.

 

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