Distorted spatial memories in immersive VR


We form cognitive maps of the space around us to navigate and to remember where important events take place. In an immersive VR experiment, participants wore a head-mounted display and navigated different environments using a motion platform to learn object positions in space. Our data show distortions in spatial memory as a function of the geometry of environmental boundaries; in line with deformations of the grid metric of our cognitive maps.

Berlin School of Mind and Brain