Public Event

"An Incredible Adventure of Our Senses" -Escape Room for learning human mind


To promote visual science to the public, a free Room Escape game with the theme of the Japanese Tanabata Festival will be held in Tainan during APCV. The public can experience a physically adventure game while exploring the wonderland of human mind. We have reserved some slots for APCV participants to also experience this physically adventure game. This game is free of charge and reservation is required. Participants must register as a group of 4 – 6 people.  Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis!


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What is Room Escape?

Participants, trapped in a locked room, will need to solve multiple tasks to successfully decrypt the code and escape the room. The process requires participants to use their visual, auditory and tactile perception to collect three game-winning items within 1 hour.   After the game, a short debriefing session on relevant visual science theories will be conducted by the members of the research group.  


Why Room Escape?

This game aims to help participants realize that our sensation of the surroundings relies heavily on the complex information processing carried out by our brain. It is a pioneering method for scientists to engage the public.


When is Room Escape?

13-18 July 2017 (10:00am - 9:00pm every day)

Length of time: 1 hour per session


Where is Room Escape?

2F, South Block, College of Social Science,
Li-Hsing Campus, National Cheng-Kung University
(Enter from Xiaodong Rd. Between NCKU hospital and the magic school of green technologies )


Event website

Contact person: Ms. Hsu 0979-840-805


Who designs this Room Escape?

This project is initiated by three scientists: Drs. Chia-huei Tseng, Hsin-Ni Ho, and Junji Watanabe.  This event is supported by the following great groups:



- Psychology Department of National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan
- Innovative Shitsuakan Science and Technology Research group, Japan
- The JPS committee for developing teaching materials for high school students

- Shioiri Vision Laboratory, Tohoku University, Japan
- Asia Pacific Conference on Vision (APCV) 2017

Special thanks to Sakamoto laboratory, The university of Electro-Communications, for providing display materials

Online Submission Registration Conference Program

 Important Dates

Call for abstracts:
Nov 15,2016

Symposium submission deadline:
Feb 28, 2017

Abstract submission deadline:
Mar 31, 2017 Apr 17, 2017

Early registration deadline:
Mar 31, 2017 Apr 30, 2017

All deadlines are midnight latest time zone on earth.