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Wednesday, November 15 • 10:40 - 11:00
EEG Correlates of Learning to Navigate a Novel Virtual Environment

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The process of training and skill acquisition is essential for workers in high-risk environments. A particularly important aspect of safety and emergency response training in such environments is learning a new environment. This can be facilitated through the use of a virtual environment simulator along with adequate performance assessment metrics. Currently, user performance is evaluated solely using behavioral metrics. However, the processing efficiency theory suggests that neural signals could provide additional information about an individual's skill level that behavioural metrics cannot. Recent studies have identified neural metrics, as measured by electroencephalography (EEG), associated with the learning of tasks such as flying an aircraft and performing surgery. However, neural indicators of learning a spatial environment have not been investigated. The results of this study expand the applicability of previous findings to offer an improved evaluation of spatial knowledge.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 10:40 - 11:00
Crush area 180 Portugal Cove Road, St. John's, NL, Canada

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