Noise-cancelling, steps and soundscapes: the effect of auditory stimulation on presence in virtual realities while walking

This study investigates the influence of different auditory stimuli on perceived presence, the feeling of "being there", on a walk through a park-like virtual environment. A single-factorial design with five levels varying the surrounding sound impressions was employed, including the conditions "No Headphones", "Noise-Cancelling", "Steps", "Soundscape" and… (More)