Poppy Crum, PhD
Neuroscientist and Technologist
Poppy Crum is the Chief Scientist at Dolby Laboratories and an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University.
At Dolby, she is responsible for integrating neuroscience and sensory data science into algorithm design, technological development, and technology strategy.
At Stanford, her work focuses on the impact and feedback potential of immersive environments, such as augmented and virtual reality, on neuroplasticity and learning.
She is on a mission to build technologies that best leverage human physiology to enhance our experiences and how we interact with the world.
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Poppy's Latest Writing:
Let’s Make it Personal: How Empathetic Technology Can Protect Individuality
As humans, we like to think we keep our internal states, well, internal. We have a “poker face” that helps us shield certain thoughts and feelings from the outside world. Or so we think.
The truth is, we give away our internal states all the time. The way we breathe, the way our bodies distribute heat, the timing dynamics of our speech, the way our pupils dilate — all expose the emotions and feelings we think we are keeping to ourselves.