Conceptual priming as a determinant of presence in virtual environments

  title={Conceptual priming as a determinant of presence in virtual environments},
  author={David Nunez and Edwin H. Blake},
Many presence studies show the importance of display variables in determining presence. However, very little empirical evidence exists to support the notion of "the suspension of disbelief" or other psychological determinants of presence. We argue from a cognitive presence perspective that presence can be considered as an extension of perception, a process which is known to be significantly affected by the perceiver's mental state. We support our argument by presenting the results of a large… CONTINUE READING
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