Max Parola is a senior psychology major working and studying at xREZ Art + Science Lab. He engages in collaborative research projects, including one with computer science Ph.D. candidate Sam Johnson to study the characteristics of virtual reality systems.
News@xREZ caught up with Mr. Parola to talk about his plans for the future and the technology he loves. This Q&A with fellow lab member Amelia Jaycen takes the conversation from neuroscience tech to virtual reality and cyberpsychology, from Carl Jung to Thomas Kuhn. It traces Parola’s path from speech pathology and audiology major to a psychology major gearing up to change his field using technology, innovative theory-building, and collaborative relationships, which he says are incredibly valuable.