Dr. Harris being rotated in the new Tumbling Room Facility (made
possible by funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, CFI).
The equipment allows us to look at the role of gravity and motion in
Prof. Rob Allison trying out the CF-sponsorred Rotating Sphere. The
random pattern of dots over the inner surface allows us to distinguish
the role of meaningful visual cues (such as wallpaper and room features
found in the tumbling room) from simple motion cues to motion and
This is the Edgeless Graphics Geometry (EGG) large-field display. Using
this we are able to assess the role of the whole visual field to the
perception of motion and orientation, using high-resolution stereo
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This is another view of the EGG showing how it can be used for a
standing participant and still fill their entire visual field.
HarrisLab student, Yasmeenah El-zein, stands in front of the Tumbling
Room. She will be using this device to look at the effect of background
motion on the visibility of stationary objects