Analysis of Physiological Responses to a Social Situation in an Immersive Virtual Environment

@article{Slater2006AnalysisOP,
  title={Analysis of Physiological Responses to a Social Situation in an Immersive Virtual Environment},
  author={Mel Slater and Christoph Guger and G{\"u}nter Edlinger and Robert Leeb and Gert Pfurtscheller and Angus Antley and Maia Garau and Andrea Brogni and Doron Friedman},
  journal={PRESENCE: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments},
  year={2006},
  volume={15},
  pages={553-569}
}
An experiment was conducted in a Cave-like environment to explore the relationship between physiological responses and breaks in presence and utterances by virtual characters towards the participants. Twenty people explored a virtual environment (VE) that depicted a virtual bar scenario. The experiment was divided into a training and an experimental phase. During the experimental phase breaks in presence (BIPs) in the form of whiteouts of the VE scenario were induced for 2 s at four equally… 
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