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  to Date and Future Potential   31

P.R. Penn, F.D. Rose, B.M. Brooks

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

G. Riva

Virtual Technologies for Extreme Environment Effect Mitigation    47

E. Gaia


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

E. Hudlicka

Building Biologically Based Immune System Simulations for Education  and Training  59

K. Howell

General Training of Spatial Abilities by Geometry Education in Augmented Reality   65

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 Research and Clinical Tool to Address the Problem of Sexual Preferences with Paraphiliacs   85

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 Stories of Young People Dealing with Depression and Other Mental Health Problems   117

E. Brosnan, J. Sharry, C. Fitzpatrick


Assessment of Emotional Reactivity Produced by Exposure to Virtual Environments in Patients with Eating Disorder    123

M. Ferrer-Garcia, J. Gutiérrez-Maldonado

Investigation of Social Anxiety of Patients with Schizophrenia Using  Virtual Avatar   129

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 Severity of Patients with Schizophrenia      143

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

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 Service Facility for the Aged   179

K. Wada, T. Shibata, T. Saito, K. Sakamoto, K. Tanie

Subjective and Physiologic Reactions of Flight Phobics during VR Exposure and Treatment Outcome: What Adds Motion Simulation?    185

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 Post-Stroke Rehabilitation   199

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 Adolescents With Autistic Spectrum Disorders    207

S. Parsons

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