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Being Present in a Virtual World
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics. (Q-life)
2013 (English)In: The Oxford handbook of virtuality / [ed] Mark Grimshaw, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, 205-221 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter examines the concept of presence in a virtual world. It discusses recent findings of cognitive sciences research to offer a broader definition of presence. It suggests that presence is not the same as consciousness and discusses the three critical features of presence that cannot be explained by other cognitive processes. These include the ability of presence to allow the evolution of the self through the incorporation of tools and the role of presence in providing feedback to the self about the status of its activity. This chapter also explains that presence is an intuitive process.

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Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 205-221 p.
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presence, virtual world, cognitive sciences, consciousness, cognitive processes, self, feedback, intuitive process
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Information Systems, Social aspects Interaction Technologies Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-60580DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199826162.013.015ISBN: 978-0-19-982616-2OAI: diva2:561221
Available from: 2012-10-17 Created: 2012-10-17 Last updated: 2016-06-10Bibliographically approved

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