Team members Tugce Akkoc and Lance Powell are studying the physical and cognitive effects of short-term exposure to virtual reality. Though VR is not a new technology, it still isn’t entirely understood at a psychological level. The VR market is growing exponentially and a complete study of its effects are vital to informed usage. Their research will explore issues related to the length and recommended break periods of VR sessions. The new knowledge gained from this exciting medium will potentially reduce both the risk of accidents and liability issues in the future. Lance and Tugce are both graduate students of Cognitive Science at Bogazici University and they are putting their cross-disciplinary expertise to work in this research at VR First BAU.