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Representation of patients’ hand modulates fear reactions of patients with spider phobia in virtual reality

Diemer, Julia Elisabeth, Mühlberger, Andreas, Peperkorn, Henrik M. and Alpers, Georg W. (2016) Representation of patients’ hand modulates fear reactions of patients with spider phobia in virtual reality. Frontiers in Psychology 7 (268), pp. 1-11.

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Abstract

Embodiment (i.e., the involvement of a bodily representation) is thought to be relevant in emotional experiences. Virtual reality (VR) is a capable means of activating phobic fear in patients. The representation of the patient’s body (e.g., the right hand) in VR enhances immersion and increases presence, but its effect on phobic fear is still unknown. We analyzed the influence of the presentation ...

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Item type:Article
Date:29 February 2016
Institutions:Psychology and Pedagogy > Institut für Psychologie
Projects:Open Access Publizieren (DFG)
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10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00268DOI
Article ID: 268Other
Keywords:virtual reality, presence, immersion, perception, fear, specific phobia
Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:33587
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