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Perception and Awareness in Dyadic Interactions

Published: 15 September 2021

What it means to benefit from technological capabilities that offer a unique opportunity to countervail cognitively demanding tasks is investigated in a current PhD project. The objectives are to describe and model the psychological mechanisms targeted by the human cognitive system. A quantum approach describes the concept of the brain deeply may form neural structures for unreal places within environments that do not exist, this conception holds the principle that the cause-and-effect approach are not always valid since coming to light chaotic conditions. The context of interaction involve a task, environment and lenght of interaction. A cognitive architecture is designed to control and manipulate desired variables.

"The research inscribes the behavior of a Human-Human VR dyadic interaction in complex environments. In this context VR technology is introduced to facilitate the exchange of information and responses to actions," says Angelo Compierchio, PhD Student in Operation and Maintenance at Luleå University of Technology.

Newly inspired technological solutions are continuously shaping our world without addressing the operational constraints in which technology is deployed. This perspective is more precisely expressed as “Coping with Complexity”. This baseline has been explored with a Joint Cognitive System approach and integrated in a modified cyclical model with different modes to measure the level of immersion required to adjust its performance to match the current conditions.

Once the JCS boundaries have been defined a Virtual Agent is created enabling virtual layers of protection which could significantly close the complexity gap and maximize human performance by matching operating conditions.

The introduction of VR technology allows through immersion, presence, navigation and interaction to function as an assistive system providing the right information at the right time with further support to individual’s cognitive processes. This capability further extends the VR observer spatial cognition resolution outside the brain cortex directly out of the brain periphery through Cognitive Integration. An important feature of the VR operation is the number of Degrees of Freedom (DoF) motions of the human sense organ, such a numerical relation classifies a VR system as a measuring apparatus and the organism as an observer taking the measurements. In other words, as a VR composite system.

In situations employing real-time systems demanding fast decisions, time is critical and VR contribution could prove advantageous for on-time decisions.

Angelo Compierchio

Angelo Compierchio

Angelo Compierchio, PhD Student

Phone: +46 (0)920 492166
Organisation: Operation and Maintenance, Operation, Maintenance and Acoustics, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering