An Educational Experience with Motor Planning and Sound Semantics in Virtual Audio Reality

Michele Geronazzo, Francesca Nardello, Paola Cesari

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Abstract

This paper reports an educational experience with 75 graduate students on action preparation as a function of sound semantics. In 6 hours of lesson and by working in groups, students are able to investigate modulations in motor preparation timing induced by sounds that fall within their peri-personal space (PPS) in non-visual virtual reality setting. The proposed protocol is designed so as students can learn by doing and analyze human motor planning of a simple action in reaction to approaching-looming sound sources rendered via headphones. The interesting aspect here is that we give students the opportunity to directly experience the close connection between sound and movement; in particular, auditory perception stimulated by sounds conveying different emotional contents, is modulated within the individual PPS in terms of action anticipation and distance perception.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IEEE 4th VR Workshop on Sonic Interactions for Virtual Environments (SIVE18)
Number of pages5
PublisherIEEE
Publication dateDec 2018
Article number8577104
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-5713-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018
EventIEEE 4th VR Workshop on Sonic Interactions for Virtual Environments (SIVE18) - Reutlingen, Germany
Duration: 18 Mar 201818 Mar 2018

Conference

ConferenceIEEE 4th VR Workshop on Sonic Interactions for Virtual Environments (SIVE18)
CountryGermany
CityReutlingen
Period18/03/201818/03/2018

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