A multidisciplinary team at BU are currently undertaking a pilot study to find out what happens in our minds and bodies when we learn to communicate with horses. This data has never been captured before and this pilot has been funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and TheHorseCourse charity who offer an equine assisted intervention helping those with mental health and behavioural issues. The intention is to study what happens in our brains and bodies and then aim to recreate those responses through VR. The team are Professor Ann Hemingway, Dr Xun He, Dr Fred Charles and Dr Roya Haratian, we are collecting EEG and psychophysiological data from the humans and heart rate data from the horses in partnership with TheHorseCourse (http://www.thehorsecourse.org/). Have a look at our video to get more insights into what the team are up to in their pilot study….with Flower!!
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