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The Effects of Self- and External Perception of Avatars on Cognitive Task Performance in Virtual Reality

DOI to cite this document:
10.5283/epub.51618
Kocur, Martin ; Schauhuber, Philipp ; Schwind, Valentin ; Wolff, Christian ; Henze, Niels
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 15 Feb 2022 14:06



Abstract

Virtual reality (VR) allows embodying any possible avatar. Known as the Proteus effect, avatars can change users’ behavior and attitudes. Previous work found that embodying Albert Einstein can increase cognitive task performance. The behavioral confirmation paradigm, however, predicts that our behavior is also affected by others’ perception of us. Therefore, we investigated the cognitive ...

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