Emteq at the Science Museum!
The world famous London Science Museum presents “Live Science”, an ongoing project in which scientists carry out research in the museum using visitors as volunteers. Take part and find out more about yourself. Nothing dangerous—just fun, interesting experiments.
From May through mid June, researchers from Bournemouth, Brighton and Liverpool universities, together with Emteq, will be conducting a series of experiments that you can participate in for free - and whilst doing so try out Emteq’s world-leading technologies in Virtual Reality!
Where is it?
Our exhibit is sited in the “Who Am I'“ gallery of the Science Museum, and is open from 11am to 5pm, Wednesday to Sunday from the 8th May to the 16th June 2019.
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD
What is involved?
The whole experience will take around 45 minutes. Visitors are first asked to complete an anonymised survey which helps us to profiling our participants expressivity and empathy, as well as mapping personality traits. We then take you into Virtual Reality, exploring how different people respond to interesting situations and events.
Can Virtual Reality Reveal your Hidden Skill?
Could you be highly emotionally intelligent?
How in tune are you with your own feelings?
Do you remain cool and calm under pressure?
Do you have superhuman powers of empathy, reading the faces of strangers and intuitively understanding how they feel?
Are you able to convince others about your intentions just using your facial expressions?
As part of the Science Museum’s Science Live program, researchers from Bournemouth, Brighton and Liverpool universities are conducting research in the London Science Museum, using Virtual Reality scenarios that will test your responses and explore your empathic ‘soft skills’.
This work is part of an ongoing project to better understand human behaviour. Just as doctors need to know the range of chemical parameters to interpret blood tests, so psychologists need to understand our full range of human behaviours to inform, interpret - and potentially improve - mental health interventions. By contributing to this work you’re helping us to identify the range of behavioural responses that could enable scientists to develop new treatments for issues such as mental health conditions and autism spectrum disorders.
Research findings will be published in scientific journals and everyone who takes part will be able to investigate the results once the study has concluded. If you would like to get in touch, please contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.