Volume 3 - Summer 2005


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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Editorials 9

B.K. Wiederhold, G. Riva, A.H. Bullinger



CRITICAL REVIEWS


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



EVALUATION STUDIES


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



ORIGINAL RESEARCH


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



CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS


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