SUNY Poly Does Research on Social Cues in Virtual Reality

SUNY Poly Research Showing New Information on Social Cues in Virtual Reality. Collaborative research by SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Andrew Gallup, in partnership with the University of British Columbia (UBC), reveals that human behavior in virtual reality (VR) can be altered by social cues in the real world, but that the same cues placed in VR leave behavior unchanged, and this study was recently published in the prestigious Scientific Reports.

“On behalf of SUNY Poly, I extend my congratulations to Dr. Gallup and the collaborating researchers at UBC who have gained new insight into human behavior, which is important as we seek to understand the impact of greater utilization of increasing numbers of virtual reality applications,” said SUNY Poly Interim President Dr. Grace Wang. “This research showcases SUNY Poly’s world-class faculty and the knowledge we can attain through a cross-disciplinary approach to education and research.”