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