Volume 17 - Summer 2019


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Preface     v

Brenda K. Wiederhold, Giuseppe Riva and Scott M. Debb


Virtual Reality meets Artificial Intelligence: The Emergence of Advanced Digital Therapeutics and Digital Biomarkers      3

Giuseppe Riva, Brenda K. Wiederhold, Daniele Di Lernia, Alice Chirico, Eleonora Francesca Maria Riva, Fabrizia Mantovani, Pietro Cipresso and Andrea Gaggioli

Critical Reviews

Cognitive Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and Virtual Environments      11

Justin Asbee and Thomas Parsons

Cyberbehavior: A Bibliometric Analysis     17

Manuel J. Serafin, Gustavo R. Garcia-Vargas, María Del Pilar García-Chivita, Mario I. Caicedod and Juan C. Correra

Online Suicide Games: A Form of Digital Self-harm or A Myth?      25

Maria Bada and Richard Clayton

Evaluation Studies

Propensity to make social connections and structural social capital of SNS users      33

Yadviga Sinyavskaya and Alexander Porshnev

#Eating disorders and Instagram: What emotions do you express?       39

Clelia Malighetti, Alice Chirico, Simona Sciara and Giuseppe Riva

Effectively Integrating Cybersecurity into the Teaching of Sociology and Criminal Justice with Experiential Pedagogy      45

Carlene Buchanan Turner and Claude Turner

Original Research

Towards an Advancement of Multisensory Integration Deficits in Anorexia Nervosa: Exploring Temporal Discrimination Processing of Visuo-Auditory Stimuli      53

Alice Chirico, Clelia Malighetti, Silvia Serino, Pietro Cipresso, Elisa Pedroli, Cosimo Tuena, Manuel Muratore, and Giuseppe Riva

Evaluation of cybersickness in a passive walking virtual reality cognitive exercise      59

Anne Cabral, Nusrat Choudhury, Catherine Proulx, Rola Harmouche, Elicia Kohlenberg and Patricia Debergue

Interactive Immersive Virtual Environments Cause Relaxation and Enhance Resistance to Acute Stress      65

Stefan Liszio and Maic Masuch

Clinical Observations

Craving and anxiety responses as indicators of the efficacy of Virtual Reality-Cue Exposure Therapy in patients diagnosed with alcohol use disorder     77

Alexandra Ghiţă, Olga Hernández-Serrano, Jolanda Ruiza, Miquel Monras, Lluisa Ortegac, Silvia Mondon, Lidia Teixidor, Antoni Gual, Bruno Porras- García, Marta Ferrer-García and José Gutiérrez-Maldonado

Attentional bias assessment in patients with alcohol use disorder: an eye-tracking study       83

Alexandra Ghiţă, Bruno Porras García, Manuel Moreno, Miquel Monras, Lluisa Ortega, Silvia Mondon, Lidia Teixido, Amadeu Obach I Vidal, Antoni Gual, José Antonio Aznar Casanova, Marta Ferrer García, Paola Bertomeu Panisello and José Gutiérrez Maldonado

Public speaking training in front of an imaginary or virtual audience: A randomized controlled trial      89

Ni Kang, Ding Ding, Dwi Hartanto, Willem-Paul Brinkman, and Mark A.Neerincx

Pain reduction with VR in Indigenous vs urban patients in ambulatory surgery      99

José Luis Mosso Vázquez, Gregorio Tomás Obrador, Dejanira Mosso Lara, José Luis Mosso Lara, Brenda K. Wiederhold, Verónica Lara Vaca, Ian Miller, Mark D. Wiederhold, Aaron Michael, John Lange and Sean Yu Gillette

Virtual Reality Pain Mitigation During Elective Cesarean Surgical Delivery      105

José Luis Mosso Vázquez, Dejanira Mosso Lara, Verónica Lara Vaca, Brenda K. Wiederhold, Ian Miller, Homero Rivas and Mark D. Wiederhold

Work In Progress

The Link between Digital Disconnection and Death Anxiety: a Preliminary Study      115

Dave Harley

TwitterOSINT: Automated Open Source Intelligence Collection, Analysis & Visualization Tool      121

Mary Ann Hoppa, Scott M. Debb, George Hsieh, and Bigyan KC

Virtual Reality Air Travel Training with Autistic Individuals – Design considerations and future directions      129 

Ian T. Miller, Catherine S. Miller, Brenda K. Wiederhold and Mark D. Wiederhold

Assessing Pain with Virtual Reality: A Pilot Study for Landscape Art     137

Maureen Simmonds, Kyle Lepage and Tassilo Baeuerle

Brief Communication

Virtual reality exposure with eye-gaze adaptive virtual cognitions     145

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

Looking for the Right Swipe: Gender Differences in Self-Presentation on Tinder Profiles      149

Gordon P. D. Ingram, M. Isabela Enciso, Nathalia Eraso, Maria Jose Garcia, and Antonio Olivera-La Rosa

Virtual Reality and Minimal Analgesia Attenuate Pain During Spine Surgery      153

José Luis Mosso Vázquez, Patricia Canseco Aguilar, Dejanira Mosso Lara, Ian Miller, Brenda K. Wiederhold and Mark D. Wiederhold

Characteristics of Cybersecurity Victims at Clark Atlanta University     159

Medha Talpade and Roy George