Campus Units

Psychology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

2017

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance

Volume

43

Issue

10

First Page

1805

Last Page

1814

DOI

10.1037/xhp0000401

Abstract

Research over the past 20 years has consistently shown that egocentric distance is underperceived in virtual environments (VEs) compared with real environments. In 2 experiments, judgments of object distance (Experiment 1) and object size (Experiment 2) improved after a brief period of walking through the VE with continuous visual feedback. Whereas improvement of blind-walking distance judgments could be attributable to recalibration of walking, improvement in perceived size is considered evidence for rescaling of perceived space, whereby perceived size and distance increased after walking interaction. Furthermore, improvements in judged distance and size transferred to a new VE. Distance judgments, but not size judgments, continued to improve after additional walking interaction in the new VE. These results have theoretical implications regarding the effects of walking interaction on perceived space, and practical implications regarding methods of improving perceived distance in VEs. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved)

Comments

This accepted article is published as Siegel, Z. D., Kelly, J. W., & Cherep, L. A. (2017). Rescaling of perceived space transfers across virtual environments. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43(10), 1805-1814. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000401. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Psychological Association

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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