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Investigating to what extent the neuropsychological three layer theory of presence, involving proto-presence, core presence and extended presence, is applicable to the measurement of presence in virtual reality : an empirical study.

Frissen, J.V.H. (2019) Investigating to what extent the neuropsychological three layer theory of presence, involving proto-presence, core presence and extended presence, is applicable to the measurement of presence in virtual reality : an empirical study.

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Abstract:Interesting about Virtual Reality is that it can make people feel present in a situation which is at that moment not available or too unsafe in real-life. This feature called presence, is expected to be very promising for the field of education. However, there is still unclarity and dissension regarding the concept of presence in Virtual Reality as well as regarding how to firmly measure this concept. This study aims to find out whether presence in Virtual Reality can be considered as a basic neuropsychological phenomenon that involves three different layers of presence, which are proto-presence, core presence and extended presence. By using data gathered through an observation list and semi-structured interviews, a categorical principal component analysis was conducted in order to investigate whether the three neuropsychological layers of presence empirically could be identified. The results show some overlap between the three neuropsychological layers and hence no clear categorization into these layers could be identified. In addition, the results suggest possible reasons for this overlap. Furthermore, the results suggest that the neuropsychological three layer theory of presence is not fully and directly applicable to the measurement of presence in VR due to essential differences between real-life situations and virtual situations
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:50 technical science in general, 77 psychology, 81 education, teaching
Programme:Educational Science and Technology MSc (60023)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/77290
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