GDC + VRDC@GDC 2018 Session Scheduler

View, browse and sort the ever-growing list of sessions by pass type, track, and format. With this Session Scheduler, you can build your schedule in advance and access it during the show via export or with the Mobile App, once live. Sessions do fill up and seating is first come, first serve, so arrive early to sessions that you would like to attend.

Craig ChapmanAssistant ProfessorUniversity of Alberta, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation

Cognitive neuroscientist Craig Chapman studies how the brain makes decisions that allow people to successfully navigate their world, targeting relevant objects for action and ignoring or avoiding irrelevant objects. These decision play an essential role in healthy living, but often fall below conscious awareness. Dr. Chapman asks what the added value of consciousness is, and what it means for non-conscious decision processing to play such a strong role. The question suggests an important blurring of the distinction between the conscious and the non-conscious. In his lab, Dr. Chapman uses a detailed analysis of sensorimotor processing that integrates eye-tracking, electroencephalography and motion-tracking, and has shown that a decision about making a movement doesn’t end once the movement is initiated, but continues until the movement is complete. This means that movements provide a window into deciding and thinking, and that movement recording is a powerful research tool for science and a diagnostic tool for medicine.