Body Space in Social Interactions: A Comparison of Reaching and Comfort Distance in Immersive Virtual Reality

@inproceedings{Iachini2014BodySI,
  title={Body Space in Social Interactions: A Comparison of Reaching and Comfort Distance in Immersive Virtual Reality},
  author={Tina Iachini and Yann Coello and Francesca Frassinetti and Gennaro Ruggiero},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Do peripersonal space for acting on objects and interpersonal space for interacting with con-specifics share common mechanisms and reflect the social valence of stimuli? To answer this question, we investigated whether these spaces refer to a similar or different physical distance. METHODOLOGY Participants provided reachability-distance (for potential action) and comfort-distance (for social processing) judgments towards human and non-human virtual stimuli while standing still… CONTINUE READING
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