Navigation in Virtual Reality and Human Memory

Study Description:

This study aims to examine human memory and navigation behavior.


The study will take 2-3 hours. You will wear a VR headset and walk in an immersive virtual environment. The researcher will explain more about the tasks when you come to the lab. 

Participant Eligibility:

To participate in this study, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Cannot have participated in the previous “hallway” study in Human Spatial Cognition Lab. (If you are not sure of previous participation, please email the researcher Yu Karen Du to ask.)
  • Age: 18-35 yr
  • Must currently not be sick/injured. This includes having no COVID-19-related symptoms.
  • Must have normal vision or corrected-to-normal vision.
    • *NOTE: If you have corrected-to-normal vision, wear contact lenses for the experiment. Do NOT wear glasses, because some glasses frames might not fit the VR headset.*
  • No piercings or jewelry in the facial area where the VR headset might cover.
  • No neurological or psychiatric history.
  • No history of motion sickness or fainting.


You will be granted $15/hour for your participation.


If interested, please contact us at Human Spatial Cognition Lab and specify the "Navigation in Virtual Reality" in the Subject line:

Yu Karen Du:

Updated 06/17/22)