Volume 5, Summer 2007


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Editorial                                                                                                                                8
B. K. Wiederhold


Key elements of social presence for a psychosocial approach to VR based CBT: an        9
interaction analysis
G. Belloni, M. Cantamesse, C. Galimberti

The “emerging other”: an essay about the study of social ecology of VR-therapy            19
M. Cantamesse, C. Galimberti

A Second Life for Telehealth?                                                                                            28
A. Gaggioli, G. Riva

A Free Virtual Reality Platform for Clinical Psychology and Behavioral                            37
Neurosciences: The NeuroVR Project
G. Riva, A. Gaggioli, D. Villani, A. Preziosa, F. Morganit,
R. Corsi, G. Faletti, L. Vezzadini


The Sims in Therapy: An Examination of Feasibility and Potential of the Use                  45
of Game-Based Learning in Clinical Practice
E. Fanning, C. Brighton

Virtual Reality Protocol: An Instrument to Assess Alcohol-Dependent Individuals            56
E.Gatti, R. C. Gatti, T. Lops, R. Massari, C. Sacchelli, G. Riva

A Virtual Arm to Stop Smoking, A Pilot Perceptual Learning Experiment                          65                    
B. Girard

Augmented group presence in PASION project: Presentation of a first applications        74
developer prototype
M.C. Juan, L. Gamberini, M. Alcañiz, I. Zaragozá, F. Martino

A Virtual Human Agent for Training Novice Therapist Clinical Interviewing Skills             82
P. Kenny, A. Rizzo, T. D. Parsons, J. Gratch, W. Swartout

Cognitive remediation impacts on children with conduct disorder                                     91
V. Parent, M-C Guay, P. Lageix, A. Achim

Software Gearing in a Virtual Environment: The Effect on Perception of Optic Flow      100
W.A. Powell, B. Stevens, S. Hand, M. Simmonds

A feasibility study for the use of a multiplayer virtual reality game to enhance                108
“talented” individual’s organizational cohesion
I. Tarnanas, K. Tsirgogianni


Hormonal related variability in auditory dysfunctions                                                       117
J. Baribeau

Revising the factor structure of the Simulator Sickness Questionnaire                           128
S. Bouchard, G. Robillard, P. Renaud

A Relaxing Journey: The Use of Mobile Phones for Well-Being Improvement                138
A. Grassi, A. Preziosa, D. Villani, G. Riva

Using Videos, Vikings and Teddy-bears to Reduce Anxiety:
A methodology for implementingand evaluating fun experiences
in the treatment of Social Anxiety Disorders
K. Newman, V. Powell

Virtual Reality Cognitive Performance Assessment Test                                                  164
T. D. Parsons, A. A. Rizzo, J. Bamattre, J. Brennan

Handheld Computerized Neuropsychological Assessment in                                          173
a Virtual Reality Treatment Protocol for Combat PTSD
D. Reeves, T. Elsmore, M. D. Wiederhold, D. Wood, J. Murphy,
C. Center, J. Spira, B K. Wiederhold

Science Learning by Blind Children through Audio-Based Interactive Software              185
J. Sánchez, M. Elías

Stress Assessment and Management while Medics Take Care of the VR Wounded       192
M. C. Stetz, C. P. Long, W. V. Schober, Jr., C. G. Cardillo, R. M. Wildzunas

Perceived Anxiety and Simulator Sickness in a Virtual Grocery Store                              206
in Persons with and without Vestibular Dysfunction
S. L. Whitney, P. J. Sparto, S. V. Babu, L. F. Hodges, J. M. Furman, M.S. Redfern


Physiology-Driven Adaptive VR System: Technology and Rationale                               213
 for PTSD Treatment
K. Cosic, S. Popovic, T. Jovanovic, D. Kukolja, M. Slamic

War PTSD: a VR pre-trial case study                                                                                    234
P. Gamito, J. Oliveira, D. Morais, T. Saraiva, J. Rosa, A.Leal,
J. Pacheco, C. Ribeiro, D. Neto, C. Pablo, L. Gamito, M. Anastácio

The use of VR exposure in the treatment of motor vehicle PTSD: A case-report            241
T. Saraiva, P. Gamito, J. Oliveira, D. Morais, M. Pombal, L. Gamito, M. Anastácio

Abstracts from CyberTherapy 2007, June 11-14, 2007, Washington, DC, USA