Research on flow and the neurophysiology of VR flight with JUMP
We're excited to be partnering on a groundbreaking research project led by Jump, together with the Flow Research Collective and leading neuroscientists, including Dr. Richard Huskey (UC Davis), Dr. Adam Gazzaley (UCSF, Neuroscape), Steven Kotler (Executive Director, Flow Research Collective), and Dr Michael Mannino (CSO, Flow Research Collective), to explore the effects of the JUMP experience and its ability to induce a state of flow.
The study aims to determine whether the JUMP experience, in which participants experience BASE jumping and wingsuit flying in a hyper-realistic multi-sensory adaptive VR environment, can elicit a flow state. Subsequent studies will explore how such experiences may benefit a person's psychological state through helping them to overcome their fears. In this first study, biometric data will be collected during and before and/or after the JUMP experience, with participants wearing a real wingsuit and a virtual reality helmet fitted with a series of biometric and other sensors.
Dr. Huskey, whose lab studies how the brain experiences flow, will serve as PI on this study, and Intheon will be using its Neuropype software and Neuroscale Insights platform for brain state decoding and other analyses of EEG, ECG, EMG and other collected biosignals.