MARCS Research Meeting - 14th December 2021

Event Name MARCS Research Meeting - 14th December 2021
Start Date 14th Dec 2021 11:00 am
End Date 14th Dec 2021 12:00 pm
Duration 1 hour

11am - 12:00pm - MARCS Research Meeting


Zoom ID: 839 6390 0819
Password: marcs


  • We are hosting this meeting as a hybrid (zoom + in-person).You can attend MRMs in person either via Bankstown Campus or Werrington South Campus.
  • Join us for Thai Lunch after the MRM this week. Kindly register on the Eventbrite link sent across this week, for your respective campus.

Join us at the last MRM of the year with PhD Student Wing Hong Fu and Professor Paola Escudero

Topic: Effects of Cognitive Load and Stress in Virtual and Augmented Reality

Speaker: Wing Hong Fu

Recent technology advances encourage technologically assisted lives in which virtual/augmented reality becomes a vital component for the successful completion of tasks via superimposing virtual information onto the real world in real-time. However, considering physical existence contains enormously complex environments, displaying additional digital information may come at a cost due to the human brain’s perceptual and cognitive limitations. Accordingly, using an orientation averaging task paradigm presented via a virtual/augmented reality headset enables evaluation (via altering set size and global orientation variability) of the amount of visual information that can be extracted. Additionally, investigating the impact of cognitive load (induced via cross-modal dual task design) and/or stress-induced arousal (induced via threat of electric shock) on the orientation averaging task paradigm immediately expands knowledge on the interplay between cognitive and perceptual capacity and virtual/augmented reality systems since typical scenarios in which superimposing virtual information are considered valuable are characteristically high tense situations (e.g., medical, driving, or warfare) in which elevated levels of cognitive load and stress are prevalent.

Topic: The MARCS Mentoring Program

Speaker: Professor Paola Escudero,
Facilitator - MARCS Mentoring Program

I will briefly introduce the program that Roger and I facilitated during 2021 and the experience with the 11 mentees who participated in the program and will open to MARCS for feedback and ideas for improvement.

MARCS staff and students are reminded that all meetings and workshops have an important role in building and maintaining the sense of community which is central to the success of MARCS as a cooperative and energetic research institute.  

Disclaimer: MRM meetings may be recorded on Zoom for future access to MARCS members
and subject to speaker's approval.

Link to zoom