Framework for Virtual Cognitive Experiment in Virtual Geographic Environments
AbstractVirtual Geographic Environment Cognition is the attempt to understand the human cognition of surface features, geographic processes, and human behaviour, as well as their relationships in the real world. From the perspective of human cognition behaviour analysis and simulation, previous work in Virtual Geographic Environments (VGEs) has focused mostly on representing and simulating the real world to create an ‘interpretive’ virtual world and improve an individual’s active cognition. In terms of reactive cognition, building a user ‘evaluative’ environment in a complex virtual experiment is a necessary yet challenging task. This paper discusses the outlook of VGEs and proposes a framework for virtual cognitive experiments. The framework not only employs immersive virtual environment technology to create a realistic virtual world but also involves a responsive mechanism to record the user’s cognitive activities during the experiment. Based on the framework, this paper presents two potential implementation methods: first, training a deep learning model with several hundred thousand street view images scored by online volunteers, with further analysis of which visual factors produce a sense of safety for the individual, and second, creating an immersive virtual environment and Electroencephalogram (EEG)-based experimental paradigm to both record and analyse the brain activity of a user and explore what type of virtual environment is more suitable and comfortable. Finally, we present some preliminary findings based on the first method. View Full-Text
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Zhang, F.; Hu, M.; Che, W.; Lin, H.; Fang, C. Framework for Virtual Cognitive Experiment in Virtual Geographic Environments. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2018, 7, 36.
Zhang F, Hu M, Che W, Lin H, Fang C. Framework for Virtual Cognitive Experiment in Virtual Geographic Environments. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2018; 7(1):36.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhang, Fan; Hu, Mingyuan; Che, Weitao; Lin, Hui; Fang, Chaoyang. 2018. "Framework for Virtual Cognitive Experiment in Virtual Geographic Environments." ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 7, no. 1: 36.
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