The Neurological Impact of Perception of Architectural Space in Virtual Reality: Virtual Reality with Building Information Modelling and EEG

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The paper will present the preliminary findings from a pilot study that uses a virtual reality feedback collection methodology with building information modelling in combination with a neurological headset. All test subjects were
fitted with both the Emotiv Insight and Oculus Rift Head Mounted Display and took a virtual tour through a 3D model. 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. This pilot study allows us to evaluate the methodology, frame and content in order to undertake a larger study using a more precise selection and delimitation. The results from this pilot study are hence focusing on addressing the framework for such a study to find out what sort of neurological data can be retrieved, and if the combination with virtual reality could be made useful. We find that there is a consistency in the data retrieved on the individual level. Even though the sample size in this pilot study does not allow concluding definite coherence, we find that the method, with modifications, could be useful to investigate the link between perception and architecture
Original languageEnglish
Publication dateMay 2019
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - May 2019
EventVIRTUALLY REAL - 7th eCAADe Regional International Symposium - Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 2 May 20193 May 2019


ConferenceVIRTUALLY REAL - 7th eCAADe Regional International Symposium
LocationAalborg University

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