Volume 3, Summer 2005


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Editorials                                                                                                                     9
B.K. Wiederhold, G. Riva, A.H. Bullinger


Motivational Training Tool to Promote Healthy Life Styles                                        13
N. Fernández, E. del Hoyo Barbolla, C. Ramírez,
R. de las Heras, M. T. Arredondo

Real Time Changing Virtual Environments: A New Tool for Virtual Therapy             19
M. Alcañiz, B. Rey, J. Montesa, J. A. Lozano, M. C. Juan

Towards a Neuropsychological Basis of Presence                                                    25
W. IJsselsteijn

Virtual Reality in Everyday Memory Assessment and Rehabilitation: Progress        31
to Date and Future Potential
P.R. Penn, F.D. Rose, B.M. Brooks

Virtual Reality in the Treatment of Eating Disorders and Obesity: State of the         39
Art and Future Challenges
G. Riva

Virtual Technologies for Extreme Environment Effect Mitigation                               47
E. Gaia


A Computational Model of Emotion and Personality: Applications to                        51
Psychotherapy Research and Practice
E. Hudlicka

Building Biologically Based Immune System Simulations for Education                   59
and Training
K. Howell

General Training of Spatial Abilities by Geometry Education in                                65
Augmented Reality
H. Kaufmann, K. Steinbügl, A. Dünser, J. Glück

The Gedanken Experiment of Human Dynamics                                                      77
Y. Cai, J. Klein-Seetharaman

The Recording of Observational Behaviors in Virtual Immersion: A New                 85
Research and Clinical Tool to Address the Problem of Sexual Preferences
with Paraphiliacs

P. Renaud, J. Proulx, J. L. Rouleau, S. Bouchard,
G. Madrigrano, J. Bradford, P. Fedoroff

Treating Acrophobia in a Virtual Environment                                                           93
A. H. Bullinger, I. Angehrn, B. K. WIiederhold, F. Mueller-Spahn, R. Mager

Virtual Environments to Address Autistic Social Deficits                                         101
C. Y. Trepagnier, M. M. Sebrechts, A. Finkelmeyer, M. Coleman, W. Stewart,
Jr., M. Werner-Adler

VR for Blood-Injection-Injury Phobia                                                                       109
B. K. Wiederhold, M. Mendoza, T. Nakatani, A. H. Bullinger, M. D. Wiederhold

Working Things Out: A Therapeutic Interactive CD-Rom Containing the                117
Stories of Young People Dealing with Depression and Other Mental
Health Problems

E. Brosnan, J. Sharry, C. Fitzpatrick


Assessment of Emotional Reactivity Produced by Exposure to Virtual                   123
Environments in Patients with Eating Disorder
M. Ferrer-Garcia, J. Gutiérrez-Maldonado

Investigation of Social Anxiety of Patients with Schizophrenia Using                      129
Virtual Avatar
H. J. Jang, J. Ku, S. H. Park, S. Y. Kim, I. Y. Kim, C-H. Kim, J-J. Kim, S. I. Kim

Investigation of Social Cue Perception in Schizophrenia using Virtual Reality        135
K. Kim, J-J. Kim, J. Kim, D-E. Park, J. Ku, H. J. Jang, S. H. Park, S. Y. Kim,
C. H. Kim, J. H. Lee, I. Y. Kim, S. I. Kim

Relationship between Social Response to Virtual Avatar and Symptom                 143
Severity of Patients with Schizophrenia
J. Ku, J. J. Kim, H. J. Jang, S. H. Park, S. Y. Kim, C-H. Kim, K. U. Kim, J. H. Kim,
J. H. Lee, In Y. Kim, S. I. Kim

Spatial Ability and Navigation Learning in a Virtual City                                          151
J-H. Lee, R. Mraz, K. K. Zakzanis, S. E. Black,
P. J. Snyder, S. I. Kim, S. J. Graham

Telepsychiatry: Psychiatric Consultation through Videoconference                        159
Clinical Results
C. De las Cuevas

Training Blind Children to Develop Mathematics Skills Through Audio                   165
J. Sánchez, H. Flores

Virtual War PTSD – a Methodological Thread                                                         173
P. Gamito, J. Pacheco, C. Ribeiro, C. Pablo, T. Saraiva


A Progress Report of Long-Term Robot Assisted Activity at a Health                     179
Service Facility for the Aged
K. Wada, T. Shibata, T. Saito, K. Sakamoto, K. Tanie

Subjective and Physiologic Reactions of Flight Phobics during VR                        185
Exposure and Treatment Outcome: What Adds Motion Simulation?
A. Mühlberger, G. Wiedemann, P. Pauli

The Virtual Mall: A Functional Virtual Environment for Stroke Rehabilitation          193
D. Rand, N. Katz, M. Shahar, R. Kizony, P. L. Weiss

The Virtual Reality Mirror: Mental Practice with Augmented Reality for                  199
Post-Stroke Rehabilitation
A. Gaggioli, F. Morganti, A. Meneghini, M. Alcaniz, J. A. Lozano, J. Montesa,
J. M. Martínez Sáez, R. Walker, I. Lorusso, G. Riva

Use, Understanding and Learning in Virtual Environments by                                207
Adolescents With Autistic Spectrum Disorders
S. Parsons

Abstracts from CyberTherapy 2005, June 6-10, 2005, Basel, Switzerland             217