Neurological feedback from perception of architecture in virtual reality: A methodology study

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Abstract: The paper will present the findings from a pilot study and a larger study that uses a virtual reality feedback collection methodology with building information modelling. In the pilot study, the methodology includes a neurological headset. All test subjects were fitted with Oculus Rift Head Mounted Display and, in the pilot study the Emotiv Insight EEG headset. In both studies, the test subjects took a virtual tour through a 3D model. The pilot study allows us to evaluate the methodology, frame and content in order to undertake the larger study using a more precise selection of measuring devices. The matching of the test subjects' location in the model, field of view, the task, and the neurological activity, shows a possibility to link an architectural experience to specific emotional responses on the level of the individual test person. The pilot study showed us also that a comparison between the test subjects was difficult, and hence the larger study made us change the setup towards the elements that could yield the most qualifying feedback. The larger study thus focuses on the location and the field of view of the test subjects, in combination with a subsequent question matrix.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASA 2019 - Revisiting the Role of Architecture for Surviving Development : Proceedings of the 53rd International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA)
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationIndia
Publication dateNov 2019
ISBN (Print) 978-0-9923835-6-5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019
Event53rd International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA) - Indian Institute Of Technology, Roorkee, India
Duration: 28 Nov 201930 Nov 2019
Conference number: 53


Conference53rd International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA)
LocationIndian Institute Of Technology
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