Application for Psychophysics Experiments in Virtual Reality

Renee Kroon
The goal of this thesis is to develop an application that allows running psychological experiments in virtual reality or in a first-person perspective on a normal computer monitor. Taking inspiration from Psychlab, the application is meant to be used to bring human test subjects and artificial intelligence agents to a more similar experimenting environment, or comparing the results of the same experiment done on humans with and without virtual reality. The application is created using Unity and four classic psychological experiments are implemented. The thesis gives an overview of how the application functions, and gives background information about similar programs and implemented experiments. A pilot study is conducted to validate the usability of the application. Possible improvements, like adding machine learning support, are discussed.
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Bachelor - Computer Science
Jaan Aru, Madis Vasser
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