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  • This year, the INC Day is dedicated to the many applications of Virtual Reality in Neurocience, Psychology and Psychiatry. It is organized in partnership with the Master programs Biomedical Engineering – Paris, Psychologie Cognitive Fondamentale et Appliquée and Informatique Paris Descartes. Coupled to this event, a Special Evening on Virtual Reality for undergraduate students will take place on November 4, at the Saints-Pères University Center, with talks by Philippe Fuchs (Mines Paris Tech) and Serge Tisseron (University Paris Diderot), public debate and demos.

    INC 2015 V5.3Where:

    Amphithéâtre Vulpian, Université Paris Descartes, 12 rue de l’École de Médecine, 75006 Paris


    P. Piolino (Centre de Psychiatrie et Neurosciences et Institut de Psychologie, Paris Descartes), S. Bernard (Pharmacologie, Toxicologie et Signalisation cellulaire, Paris Descartes), C. Meunier (Centre de Neurophysique, Physiologie et Pathologie, Paris Descartes) and S. Tisseron (Centre de Recherches Psychanalyse, Médecine et Société, Paris Diderot)


    9:00-9:30 Welcome and Breakfast

    9:30-10:30 Keynote Lecture by Alexis Paljic video25-75927 (Ecole des Mines, ParisTech), How far can we trust VR for the Simulation of Real Human Activities ?

    10:30-12:30 Virtual Reality and Sensory Multimodality

    • Henrik Ehrsson (Karolinska Institut, Stockholm), Sense of own body and self-location in the human brain
    • Mel Slater video25-75927 (University of Barcelona), Body ownership and agency illusions in immersive VR and their behavioural consequences
    • Daniel Mestre video25-75927 (Centre de Réalité virtuelle de la Méditerranée, Aix-Marseille), Presence: A VR perspective.

    12:30-14:00  Lunch

    14:00-16:00 Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Robotics

    • Joe McIntyre (Technalia, Bilbao), VR and Sensory Conflict: A tool for studying multisensory integration.
    • Marc Macé video25-75927 (Institut de recherche en Informatique de Toulouse), Are low resolution visual prostheses usable? The interest of embedded vision algorithms.
    • Tony Prescott video25-75927 (University of Sheffield), Robots in neuroscience: What biomimetic and telepresence robots can teach us about our selves

    16:00-16:30  Coffee break

    16:30-18:30  : Virtual Reality, Education and Medicine

    • Serge Tisseron video25-75927 (Université Paris Diderot), VR to the rescue of Mental Health
    • Philip Jackson (Université Laval, Québec), Pushing back the frontiers of neurological rehabilitation with VR
    • Pascale Piolino (Université Paris Descartes), VR for neuropsychological assessment and cogntive remediation of memory functions

    18:30-19:00 Conclusion and Refreshments

    Free Registration:

    More on Virtual reality at INC.