Volume 16 - Summer 2018


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Preface      v

Brenda K. Wiederhold, Giuseppe Riva, Stéphane Bouchard


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