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Face masks reduce interpersonal distance in virtual reality

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Kroczek, Leon O. H. ; Böhme, Stephanie ; Mühlberger, Andreas
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 12 Oct 2022 08:44


During the COVID-19 pandemic several behavioral measures have been implemented to reduce viral transmission. While these measures reduce the risk of infections, they may also increase risk behavior. Here, we experimentally investigate the influence of face masks on physical distancing. Eighty-four participants with or without face masks passed virtual agents in a supermarket environment to reach ...


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