Higher Levels of Immersion Improve Procedure Memorization Performance

  title={Higher Levels of Immersion Improve Procedure Memorization Performance},
  author={D. Bowman and Ajith Sowndararajan and Eric D. Ragan and Regis Kopper},
  • D. Bowman, Ajith Sowndararajan, +1 author Regis Kopper
  • Published in EGVE/ICAT/EuroVR 2009
  • Computer Science
  • Researchers have proposed that immersion could have advantages for tasks involving abstract mental activities, such as conceptual learning; however, there are few empirical results that support this idea. We hypothesized that higher levels of immersion would benefit such tasks if the mental activity can be mapped to objects or locations in a 3D environment. To investigate this hypothesis, we performed an experiment in which participants memorized procedures in a virtual environment and then… CONTINUE READING
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