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Presence, Narrative and Schemata

@inproceedings{Pinchbeck2005PresenceNA,
  title={Presence, Narrative and Schemata},
  author={Dan Pinchbeck and Brett Stevens},
  year={2005}
}
This paper documents the early stages of research into the effect of manipulating narrative upon reported sense of presence. It is argued that presence, rather than a state, should be defined as an indicator of the ongoing development of relationships of significance between the user and the perceived environmental stimuli. If the manipulation of narrative affects reported sense of presence according to existing measurement techniques, it suggests that presence is dependent upon post-perceptual… 

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