Volume 16 - Summer 2018


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TABLE OF CONTENTS



Preface v

Brenda K. Wiederhold, Giuseppe Riva, Stéphane Bouchard




Editorial



Brain and Virtual Reality: What Do they Have in Common and How to Exploit their Potential 3

Giuseppe Riva, Brenda K. Wiederhold, Alice Chirico, Daniele Di Lernia, Fabrizia Mantovani, Andrea Gaggioli




Critical Reviews


An Overview of Factors Associated with Adherence and Dropout to Ecological Momentary Assessments in Depression 11

Desirée Colombo, Pietro Cipresso, Javier Fernandez Alvarez, Azucena Garcia Palacios, Giuseppe Riva and Cristina Botella


EHealth4MDD: A database of e-health systems for the prevention and treatment of depressive disorders 18

Franziska Burger, Mark A. Neerinck and Willem-Paul Brinkman


Enhancing empathic interactions in mental health care: Opportunities offered through social interaction technologies 25

Milou A. Feijt, Yvonne A.W. De Kort, Joyce W.D. Westerink and Wijnand A. Ijsselsteijn




Evaluation Studies


Online and Offline Life: the Functional Use of the Internet During the Life Cycle 36

Martina Benvenuti, Patrizia Selleri and Elvis Mazzoni


Acceptability study of a novel immersive cognitive care platform for remediation of cognitive deficits 43

Catherine Proulx, Anne Cabral, Nusrat Choudhury and Patricia Debergue


Immersive Virtual Reality to Improve Police Interaction Skills in Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Preliminary Results of a Phase I Feasibility and Safety Trial 50

Julia Parish-Morris, Rita Solórzano, Vijay Ravindran, Vibha Sazawal, Sinan Turnacioglu, Ashley Zitter, Judith S. Miller, and Joseph P. Mccleery


Can Twitter act as a tool of psychological resistance? The use of #StopEnslavingSaudiWomen among Saudi Arabian women 57

Heyla A. Selim




Original Research


The Continuum of Self-transcendence: Flow Experience and the Emotion of Awe 67

Alice Chirico and Andrea Gaggioli


Gender differences in attentional bias after owning a virtual avatar with increased weight 73

Bruno Porras-Garcia, Alexandra Ghita, Manuel Moreno, Marta Ferrer-García, Paola Bertomeu-Panisello, Eduardo Serrano-Troncoso, Giuseppe Riva, Antonios Dakanalis, José Achotegui-Loizate, Antoni Talarn-Caparrós, Alexis Andreu-Gracia, Janet Treasure, Esteve Martínez-Mallén, Elena Moreno-Pérez and José Gutiérrez-Maldonado


Educational Robotics to develop of executive functions visual spatial abilities, planning and problem solving 80

Filippo La Paglia, Maria Margherita Francomano, Giuseppe Riva and Daniele La Barbera


The Relaxing Effect of Virtual Nature: Immersive Technology Provides Relief in Acute Stress Situations 87

Stefan Liszio, Linda Graf and Maic Masuch


Using the Virtual Multitasking Test to Assess the Realization of Intentions: A Preliminary Psychometric Study 94

Frédéric Banville, Marianne Provencher, Eulalie Verhulst, Paul Richard, Jean-François Couture, Thomas Flores and Philippe Allain


The Virtual Reality Working-Memory-Training Program (VR WORK M): Description of an Individualized, Integrated Program 101

Jennyfer Ansado, Jenel Brulé, Clelia Chasen, Georg Northoff and Stéphane Bouchard




Clinical Observations


Embodiment in different size virtual bodies produces changes in women’s body image distortion and dissatisfaction 111

Marta Ferrer-Garcia, Bruno Porras-Garcia Manuel Moreno, Paola Bertomeu and José Gutiérrez Maldonado


Assessing presence in videconference telepsychotherapies: A complementary qualitative study on breaks in telepresence and intersubjectivity co-construction processes 118

Lise Haddouk, Stéphane Bouchard , Eleonora Brivio, Carlo Galimberti and Alain Trognon


Virtual Reality Cue Exposure for Smoking Relapse Prevention: a Comparative Trial 124

Eric Malbos, Baptiste Borwell, Robin Cantalupi and Christophe Lancon


The Validation of a Telepresence Scale for Psychotherapy Delivered in Videoconference 131

Maxine Berthiaume, Stéphane Bouchard, Catherine Brisebois and Geneviève Robillard




Work In Progress


Study Protocol for a randomized controlled trial of mindfulness training with immersive technology (virtual reality) to improve the quality of life of patients with multimorbidity in Primary Care: the Mindful-VR study 140

Priscila Palomo, Daniela Rodrigues De Oliveira, Bruno Pereira Nunesd, Javier Garcia Campayo Ausias Cebolla, Rosa Baños, Elivane Da Silva Victor and Marcelo Demarzo


The “Decoding of Social Interactions in Virtual Reality” Tasks for Autism Spectrum People: Development of an Intervention Protocol and Pilot Testing 148

Claudine Jacques, Viviane Cloutier and Stéphane Bouchard


The influence of expectations on usability and visual appeal in a web environment 153

Milica Stojmenovic, Robert Biddle, John Grundy and Vivienne Farrell


The DataScapes Project: Using Letters, Proteins and Augmented Reality as Constituents for Landscape Art 169

John Bonnett, William Ralph, Amy Brulé, Erin Dempsey, Joseph Bolton, Mark Anderson, Michael Winter and Chris Jaques


Simulating the inner voice: A study of sound parameters 166

Ding Ding, Mark A. Neerincx and Willem-Paul Brinkman




Brief Communication


Virtual Reality environments to reduce dental anxiety 175

Filippo La Paglia, Marco Daino, Danilo Guarino, Salvatore Zichichi, Giuseppe Riva, Brenda K Wiederhold, and Daniele La Barbera


Personalizing the Exergame Experience: A Personality Tailoring Approach 170

Gerry Chan, Ali Arya and Anthony Whitehead


User Study of Emotional Visualization Dashboard for Educational Software: Description of the Study Protocol 182

Reza Ghasemaghaei, Ali Arya and Robert Biddle


Analysis Of Binocular Imbalance Under Non-Immersive Virtual Reality Platform in Normal Population 186

Li Xu Manqing Huang, Hang Chu, Shasha Pang, Mark D. Wiederhold, Brenda K. Wiederhold, Li Yan and Jin Zeng


The Relationship between Amblyopia, Spatial Resolution and Binocular Visual Perception Eye Position in a Pediatric Population 190

Bing Wang, Hang Chu, Shasha Pang, Mark D. Wiederhold, Brenda K. Wiederhold, Li Yan and Ying Zhi


Virtual Reality Graded Exposure Therapy for the Treatment of Combat-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder/Post Traumatic Stress: A Case Report 3 Years Post Combat Deployment 198

Dennis Patrick Wood, Brenda K. Wiederhold and Mark D. Wiederhold