MARCS Institute for
Brain, Behaviour and Development recently hosted associates from Dolby
Australia(opens in a new window) to discuss research ideas and potential collaboration.
With common interest in
the areas of perception and speech in addition to wider areas of neuroscience
and human machine interaction, a number of Dolby representatives visited the
MARCS Institute labs on the Bankstown campus of Western Sydney University on
Thursday 10 September 2015.
Led by Glenn Dickins
of the Communications team at Dolby Australia, the group held some open
discussions around several topics where there is a tension between aspects of
technical engineering design and cognitive interpretation, bias and
MARCS may help Dolby develop next-generation video conferencing and cinema surround sound, using our understanding of the psychology of perception.
Dolby staff were also
taken on a brief tour of some MARCS research facilities where:
- Dr Kirk Olsen showed
and discussed the use of an anechoic chamber in current and future research in auditory spatial perception
- Associate Professor Peter
Keller discussed current and ongoing research in our performance studio, which is fitted with a
VICON motion capture system
A selection of photos
from this visit can be viewed below.
Representatives from Dolby Australia taking a look inside one of our anechoic chambers used for research.
Dr Kirk Olsen, part of our Music Cognition and Action group, discussing one of our Face & Voice labs.
Associate Professor Peter Keller taking Dolby representatives through a tour of our labs at Bankstown campus.
The group taking a look at our performance studio at Bankstown campus, which is fitted with a VICON motion capture system.