The Games Institute acknowledges that we are living and working on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (also known as Neutral), Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.
Seamas received his MSc in 2013 from Queen's University, Kingston, in the area of Psychology (Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science). He is currently finishing his PhD in the same area. Seamas' postdoctoral research will focus on understanding the factors that relate to cyber sickness in virtual reality (VR). His previous work involved the use of sensory stimulation to reduce conflicts between senses in VR.
He is broadly interested in virtual reality (VR) as a tool for studying human perception. Specifically, Seamas studies how the human nervous system uses sensory information in cases of simulated self-motion, which are common in VR games and entertainment. One goal of the goals of his work is to improve the user experience in virtual reality by tackling issues such as low-immersiveness and 'cyber sickness'.