Spatial Memory Using Immersive Virtual Reality Study

Study Description:

The Human Spatial Cognition Laboratory is currently recruiting healthy young (18-35 years) and older (65-80 years) adults to participate in a study using virtual reality to study spatial navigation and memory. The study uses immersive virtual reality techniques to test your ability to remember the locations of hidden objects in a virtual environment. A portion of the study will involve standing and walking while wearing a head mounted display. The amount of walking will not be strenuous and you will have the opportunity to take breaks as needed.


  • Participants must be between 18 and 35 years or 65 and 80 years of age
  • Have normal or corrected to normal vision with contacts (glasses cannot be worn during this study)
  • No neurological disorders or history of seizures


This study requires being on your feet for an extended period of time, so dress comfortably. If you require corrective lenses, please wear contacts to the session and refrain from wearing excessive makeup.

Time Commitment & Compensation:

The study will take approximately 4-5 hours.

You will be reimbursed $18/hour for your time.


For additional information or to sign up, please email. In the subject line, please specify "Immersive VR Study".

You may send to the lab directly:

or Dr. Paul Hill: