Our research focuses on immersive VR experiments, psychology, and video game design and development in higher education. On this page you can find our current VR research, previous projects, and, of course, the list of published papers authored by our lab staff and students. Do not hesitate to contact us if you want to discuss our research.

Ongoing VR research

Studying insight through virtual reality experiences.

Discontinued projects

VREX – free and open source Virtual Reality toolbox for psychological research –

Research papers

Tunnel, R.-H., Norbisrath, U. (2022). A Survey of Estonian Video Game Industry Needs. Journal of Education and Learning.
DOI: 10.5539/jel.v11n5p183
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Kaup, K. K., Vasser, M., Tulver, K., Pikamäe, J., & Aru, J. (2022). Psychedelic replications in virtual reality and their therapeutic effects on depressive symptoms. PsyArXiv.
DOI: 10.31234/

Vasser, M., Aru, J. (2020). Guidelines for Immersive Virtual Reality in Psychological Research. Current Opinions in Psychology.
DOI: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2020.04.010

Vasser, M., Vuillaume, L., Cleeremans, A. & Aru, J. (2019). Waving goodbye to contrast: self-generated hand movements attenuate visual sensitivity. Neuroscience of Consciousness.
DOI: 10.1093/nc/niy013

Vasser, M., Kängsepp, M., Magomedkerimov, M., Kilvits, K., Stafinjak, V., Kivisik, T., Vicente, R., & Aru, J. (2017). VREX: an open-source toolbox for creating 3D virtual reality experiments. BMC Psychology.
DOI: 10.1186/s40359-017-0173-4

Kristjan-Julius Laak, Madis Vasser, Oliver Jared Uibopuu, Jaan Aru (2017). Attention is withdrawn from the area of the visual field where the own hand is currently moving. Neurosci Conscious 2017; 3 (1): niw025.
DOI: 10.1093/nc/niw025

Sander Kulu, Madis Vasser, Raul Vicente, Jaan Aru (2016). The Human Octopus: controlling supernumerary hands with the help of virtual reality.  bioRxiv.
DOI: 10.1101/056812

Vasser, M., Kängsepp, M., & Aru, J. (2015). Change Blindness in 3D Virtual Reality. BioRxiv.
DOI: 10.1101/025817

Vasser, M., Kängsepp, M., Kilvits, K., Kivisik, T. & Aru, J. (2015). Virtual Reality toolbox for experimental psychology – Research Demo. IEEE Virtual Reality 2015, 361 – 362