An experiment on fear of public speaking in virtual reality.

  title={An experiment on fear of public speaking in virtual reality.},
  author={David-Paul Pertaub and Mel Slater and Chris Barker},
  journal={Studies in health technology and informatics},
Can virtual reality exposure therapy be used to treat people with social phobia? To answer this question it is vital to known if people will respond to virtual humans (avatars) in a virtual social setting in the same way they would to real humans. If someone is extremely anxious with real people, will they also be anxious when faced with simulated people, despite knowing that the avatars are computer generated? In [17] we described a small pilot study that placed 10 people before a virtual… CONTINUE READING
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