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    • A separate reality : An update on place Illusion and plausibility in virtual reality 

      Slater, Mel; Banakou, Domna; Beacco Porres, Alejandro; Gallego Vila, Jaime; Macia Varela, Francisco; Oliva Martínez, Ramon (2022-06-27)
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      We review the concept of presence in virtual reality, normally thought of as the sense of “being there” in the virtual world. We argued in a 2009 paper that presence consists of two orthogonal illusions that we refer to ...
    • Evaluating participant responses to a virtual reality experience using reinforcement learning 

      Llobera Mahy, Joan; Beacco Porres, Alejandro; Oliva Martínez, Ramon; Senel, Gizem; Banakou, Domna; Slater, Mel (Royal Society, 2021-09-15)
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      Virtual reality applications depend on multiple factors, for example, quality of rendering, responsiveness, and interfaces. In order to evaluate the relative contributions of different factors to quality of experience, ...
    • Self-observation of a virtual body-double engaged in social interaction reduces persecutory thoughts 

      Gorisse, Geoffrey; Senel, Gizem; Banakou, Domna; Beacco Porres, Alejandro; Oliva Martínez, Ramon; Freeman, Daniel; Slater, Mel (Nature, 2021-12-14)
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      The proportion of the population who experience persecutory thoughts is 10–15%. People then engage in safety-seeking behaviours, typically avoiding social interactions, which prevents disconfirmatory experiences and hence ...
    • The Rocketbox library and the utility of freely available rigged avatars 

      Gonzalez-Franco, Mar; Ofek, Eyal; Pan, Ye; Antley, Angus; Steed, Anthony; Spanlang, Bernhard; Maselli, Antonella; Banakou, Domna; Pelechano Gómez, Núria; Orts-Escolano, Sergio; Orvalho, Veronica; Trutoiu, Laura; Wójcik, Markus; Sanchez-Vives, Maria V.; Bailenson, Jeremy; Slater, Mel; Lanier, Jaron (2020-11-03)
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      As part of the open sourcing of the Microsoft Rocketbox avatar library for research and academic purposes, here we discuss the importance of rigged avatars for the Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR, AR) research community. ...
    • The sentiment of a virtual rock concert 

      Slater, Mel; Cabriera, Carlos; Senel, Gizem; Banakou, Domna; Beacco Porres, Alejandro; Oliva Martínez, Ramon; Gallego Vila, Jaime (2022-08-23)
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      We created a virtual reality version of a 1983 performance by Dire Straits, this being a highly complex scenario consisting of both the virtual band performance and the appearance and behaviour of the virtual audience ...
    • Virtual body ownership and its consequences for implicit racial bias are dependent on social context 

      Banakou, Domna; Beacco Porres, Alejandro; Neyret, Solène; Blasco Oliver, Marta; Seinfeld Tarafa, Sofia; Slater, Mel (Royal Society, 2020-12-09)
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      When people hold implicit biases against a group they typically engage in discriminatory behaviour against group members. In the context of the implicit racial bias of ‘White' against ‘Black' people, it has been shown ...