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Impact of Information Placement and User Representations in VR on Performance and Embodiment

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Seinfeld, Sofia ; Feuchtner, Tiare ; Pinzek, Johannes ; Müller, Jörg:
Impact of Information Placement and User Representations in VR on Performance and Embodiment.
In: arXiv. (2020) . - 2002.12007.

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Human sensory processing is sensitive to the proximity of stimuli to the body. It is therefore plausible that these perceptual mechanisms also modulate the detectability of content in VR, depending on its location. We evaluate this in a user study and further explore the impact of the user's representation during interaction. We also analyze how embodiment and motor performance are influenced by these factors. In a dual-task paradigm, participants executed a motor task, either through virtual hands, virtual controllers, or a keyboard. Simultaneously, they detected visual stimuli appearing in different locations. We found that while actively performing a motor task in the virtual environment, performance in detecting additional visual stimuli is higher when presented near the user's body. This effect is independent of how the user is represented and only occurs when the user is also engaged in a secondary task. We further found improved motor performance and increased embodiment when interacting through virtual tools and hands in VR, compared to interacting with a keyboard. This study contributes to better understanding the detectability of visual content in VR, depending on its location, as well as the impact of different user representations on information processing, embodiment, and motor performance.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Department of Computer Science > Chair Applied Computer Science VIII > Chair Applied Computer Science VIII - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jörg Müller
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science
Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Department of Computer Science
Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Department of Computer Science > Chair Applied Computer Science VIII
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 000 Computer Science, information, general works
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2020 08:35
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2020 06:22
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/54827