Russian Psychological Issues PsyJournals.ru
OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS
JournalsTopicsAuthorsEditor's Choice About PsyJournals.ruContact Us

  Previous issue (2019. Vol. 12, no. 1)

Included in Web of Science СС (ESCI)

CrossRef

Experimental Psychology (Russia)

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2072-7593

ISSN (online): 2311-7036

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/exppsy

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Started in 2008

Published quarterly

Free of fees
Open Access Journal

 

Cognitive control and a sense of presence in virtual environments

Velichkovsky B.B., Ph.D. in Psychology, Assistant Professor, Chair of Methodology of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, velich@psychomail.tu-dresden.de
Gusev A.N., Doctor in Psychology, Professor, Chair of Personality Psychology, Department of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, angusev@mail.ru
Vinogradova V.F., Student, Department of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, vvfedorovna@gmail.com
Arbekova O.A., Postgraduate Student, Department of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, inventa17151@gmail.com
Abstract
User interaction with a virtual reality system may be accompanied with a sense of presence, the illusion of reality of virtual environment. The emergence of a sense of presence is determined by both technological and psychological factors. The authors show that a sense of presence may depend on the individual characteristics of cognitive control, i.e. the system of metacognition providing cognitive system setting on the solution of specific problems in context. It was found that the expression of a feeling of presence may depend on the efficiency of the control switch functions, interference suppression and updating of working memory. At the same time, the dependence of the severity of the sense of presence on the effectiveness of cognitive control differs in virtual environments with different levels of immersion.

Keywords: virtual reality, sense of presence, cognitive control, switching between tasks, interference suppression, working memory update

Column: Cognitive Psychology

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/exppsy.2016090102

For Reference

References
  1. Averbukh N. V. Psikhologicheskije aspekty fenomena prisutstvija v virtualnoj srede [Psychological as­pects of phenomenon of presence in a virtual environment], Vopmsy Psikhologii [Issues of Psychology], 2010, no. 5, pp. 105-113 (In Russ.).
  2. Dobychina N. V. Ontologija virtual’nogo prostranstva: informatsija, simvol, gipetekst [Ontology of vir­tual space: information, symbol, hypertext]. Sovremennyjepmblemy nauki i obrazovanija [Modem issues in science and education], 2013, no. 2, p. 468 (In Russ.)
  3. Jancke L., Cheetham М., Baumgartner Т. Virtual reality and the role of the prefrontal cortex in adults and children. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 2009, vol. 3, pp. 52-59.
  4. Lessiter J., Freeman J., Keogh E., Davidoff J. A cross-media presence questionnaire: The ITC-Sense of Presence Inventory. Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 2001, vol. 10, pp. 282-297.
  5. Lorist М. М., Boksem М., Ridderinkhof K. Impaired cognitive control and reduced cingulate activity during mental fatigue. Cognitive Brain Research, 2005, vol. 24, pp. 199-205.
  6. Miyake A., Friedman N., Emerson М., Witzki A., Howerter A., Wager T. The unity and diversity of execu­tive functions and their contributions to complex “Frontal Lobe” tasks: a latent variable analysis. Cognitive Psychology, 2000, vol. 41, pp. 49-100.
  7. Notebaert W., Verguts T. Cognitive control acts locally. Cognition, 2008, vol. 106, pp. 1071-1080.
  8. Rogers R., Monsell S. Costs of a predictable switch between simple cognitive tasks.Joumal of Experimen­tal Psychology. General, 1995, vol. 124, pp. 207-231.
  9. Sacau A., Laarni J., Hartmann T. Influence of individual factors on presence. Computers in Human Behav­ior, 2008, vol. 24, pp. 2255-2273.
  10. Sas C. Individual differences in virtual environments. Computational science - ICCS 2004, fourth in­ternational conference, proceedings, Part III. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2004, vol. 3038, pp. 1017­1024.
  11. Thomson C., Goldiez B., Huy L. Predicting presence: Constmcting the tendency toward presence in­ventory. InternationalJournal of Human-Computer Studies, 2009, vol. 67, pp. 62-78.
  12. Velichkovsky В. B. Vozmozhnosti kognitivnoj trenirovki kak sredstva korrektsii vozrastnykh izmenenij kognitivnogo controlja [Cognitive training as a means of correction of age-related changes in cognitive control]. Experimentalnaja Psikhologija [Experimental Psychology (Russia)], 2009, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 67-91 (In Russ.; abstr. in Engl.)
  13. Voyskunskiy A. E., Kukshinov E. Yu. Sotsial’noje prisutstvije v virtuaPnom okmzhenii [Social presence in the virtual environment]. In T. P. Skripkina (ed.), Psikhologija obshenija i doverija: teorija ipraktika. Sbom- ik materialov mezhdunarodnoi konferentsii URAO, PI RAO, MGU. 6-7 nojabrja 2014 [Psychology of communi­cation and trust: Theory and Practice: Materials of the International Conference URAO, PI RAO, Moscow State University (November 6-7,2014)]. Moscow, Universitet RAO Publ., 2014, pp. 678-681 (In Russ.)
  14. Voyskunskiy A. E., Menshikova G. Ya. О primenenii system virtual’noj real’nosti v psikhologii [On the application of virtual reality systems in psychology], Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta. Serija 14. Psikhologija [Moscow University Bulletin. Series 14. Psychology], 2008, no. 1, pp. 22-36 (In Russ.)
  15. Witmer B., Singer M. Measuring presence in virtual environments: A presence questionnaire. Presence, 1998, vol. 7, pp. 225-240.
comments powered by Disqus
 
About PsyJournals.ruLaureate of the XIV National psychological contest «Golden Psyche» at the results of 2012

© 1997–2019 Portal of Russian Psychological Publications. All rights reserved

PsyJournals.ru in Russian

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

Catalogue of academic journals in psychology & education MSUPE

RSS Psyjournals at facebook Psyjournals at Twitter Psyjournals at Youtube Яндекс.Метрика