Mel Slater

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The psychology of persecutory ideation II: a virtual reality experimental study
    Daniel Freeman
    Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Nerv Ment Dis 193:309-15. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Understanding and realizing presence in the Presenccia project
    Mel Slater
    Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
    IEEE Comput Graph Appl 27:90-3. 2007
  3. pmc A virtual reprise of the Stanley Milgram obedience experiments
    Mel Slater
    Department of Computer Science, University College London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 1:e39. 2006
  4. pmc First person experience of body transfer in virtual reality
    Mel Slater
    Institució Catalana Recerca i Estudis Avançats, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS ONE 5:e10564. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Virtual reality for assessment of patients suffering chronic pain: a case study
    Joan Llobera
    EVENT Lab, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Exp Brain Res 225:105-17. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Drumming in immersive virtual reality: the body shapes the way we play
    Konstantina Kilteni
    EVENT Lab, Facultat de Psicologia, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
    IEEE Trans Vis Comput Graph 19:597-605. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint An experimental study on fear of public speaking using a virtual environment
    Mel Slater
    Department of Computer Science, University College London, United Kingdom
    Cyberpsychol Behav 9:627-33. 2006
  8. pmc Socially anxious and confident men interact with a forward virtual woman: an experimental study
    Xueni Pan
    Department of Computer Science, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e32931. 2012
  9. pmc Virtual hand illusion induced by visuomotor correlations
    Maria V Sanchez-Vives
    Institucio Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avancats, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS ONE 5:e10381. 2010
  10. pmc Bystander responses to a violent incident in an immersive virtual environment
    Mel Slater
    Institucio Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avancats, Passeig Lluis Companys, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS ONE 8:e52766. 2013

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  1. ncbi request reprint The psychology of persecutory ideation II: a virtual reality experimental study
    Daniel Freeman
    Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Nerv Ment Dis 193:309-15. 2005
    ..It is concluded that nonclinical paranoid thoughts are most closely associated with emotional disturbances and anomalous experiences. Extreme reasoning bias may particularly contribute to the development of clinical phenomena...
  2. ncbi request reprint Understanding and realizing presence in the Presenccia project
    Mel Slater
    Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
    IEEE Comput Graph Appl 27:90-3. 2007
  3. pmc A virtual reprise of the Stanley Milgram obedience experiments
    Mel Slater
    Department of Computer Science, University College London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 1:e39. 2006
    ..Our objective has not been the study of obedience in itself, but of the extent to which participants would respond to such an extreme social situation as if it were real in spite of their knowledge that no real events were taking place...
  4. pmc First person experience of body transfer in virtual reality
    Mel Slater
    Institució Catalana Recerca i Estudis Avançats, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS ONE 5:e10564. 2010
    ..However, such studies have only ever manipulated a single factor and although they used a form of virtual reality have not exploited the power of immersive virtual reality (IVR) to produce radical transformations in body ownership...
  5. doi request reprint Virtual reality for assessment of patients suffering chronic pain: a case study
    Joan Llobera
    EVENT Lab, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Exp Brain Res 225:105-17. 2013
    ..Overall, the case study shows that the induction of virtual body ownership combined with simple electrophysiological measures could be useful for the diagnosis of patients with neurological conditions...
  6. ncbi request reprint Drumming in immersive virtual reality: the body shapes the way we play
    Konstantina Kilteni
    EVENT Lab, Facultat de Psicologia, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
    IEEE Trans Vis Comput Graph 19:597-605. 2013
    ..This could be important for many applications such as learning, education, training, psychotherapy and rehabilitation using IVR...
  7. ncbi request reprint An experimental study on fear of public speaking using a virtual environment
    Mel Slater
    Department of Computer Science, University College London, United Kingdom
    Cyberpsychol Behav 9:627-33. 2006
    ..The result was strong in spite of the relatively low representational and behavioral fidelity of the virtual characters...
  8. pmc Socially anxious and confident men interact with a forward virtual woman: an experimental study
    Xueni Pan
    Department of Computer Science, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e32931. 2012
    ..Interest focused on whether the socially anxious participants would exhibit sustained anxiety during the conversation or whether this would diminish over time, and differ from the responses of the more socially confident men...
  9. pmc Virtual hand illusion induced by visuomotor correlations
    Maria V Sanchez-Vives
    Institucio Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avancats, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS ONE 5:e10381. 2010
    ..Our objective here was to explore whether these illusions (ownership and proprioceptive displacement) can be induced by only synchronous visuomotor stimulation, in the absence of tactile stimulation...
  10. pmc Bystander responses to a violent incident in an immersive virtual environment
    Mel Slater
    Institucio Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avancats, Passeig Lluis Companys, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS ONE 8:e52766. 2013
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  11. doi request reprint Comparison of people's responses to real and virtual handshakes within a virtual environment
    Elias Giannopoulos
    Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Carrer de Pau Gargallo 5, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
    Brain Res Bull 85:276-82. 2011
    ..Although the difference between the advanced robot and human handshake was significant, the effect sizes are not very different, indicating substantial confusion of participants between the advanced robot and human operated handshakes...
  12. pmc Multisensory stimulation can induce an illusion of larger belly size in immersive virtual reality
    Jean Marie Normand
    EVENT Lab, Facultat de Psicologia, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS ONE 6:e16128. 2011
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  13. ncbi request reprint Inducing a virtual hand ownership illusion through a brain-computer interface
    Daniel Perez-Marcos
    Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain
    Neuroreport 20:589-94. 2009
    ..Using virtual bodies has a great potential in the fields of physical and neural rehabilitation, making the understanding of ownership of a virtual body highly relevant...
  14. ncbi request reprint Using music as a signal for biofeedback
    Ilias Bergstrom
    Institut de Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain EVENT Lab, Facultat de Psicologia, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain Electronic address
    Int J Psychophysiol 93:140-9. 2014
    ..Our findings indicate that the known effects of music in modulating arousal can therefore be beneficially harnessed when designing a biofeedback protocol...
  15. pmc The relationship between virtual body ownership and temperature sensitivity
    Joan Llobera
    Facultat de Psicologia, Universitat de Barcelona, Campus de Mundet Edifici Teatre, Passeig de la Vall d Hebron 171, Barcelona 08035, Spain
    J R Soc Interface 10:20130300. 2013
    ..The results are interpreted in the framework of a 'body matrix' recently introduced into the literature...
  16. pmc Extending body space in immersive virtual reality: a very long arm illusion
    Konstantina Kilteni
    EVENT Lab, Facultat de Psicologia, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS ONE 7:e40867. 2012
    ..Overall, these findings extend and enrich previous results that multisensory and sensorimotor information can reconstruct our perception of the body shape, size and symmetry even when this is not consistent with normal body proportions...
  17. ncbi request reprint Social anxiety in virtual environments: results of a pilot study
    Laura K James
    Department of Computer Science, University College London UCL, London, United Kingdom
    Cyberpsychol Behav 6:237-43. 2003
    ..The results suggest that social anxiety was higher for the wine bar experience, but lower for the second exposure...
  18. pmc Place illusion and plausibility can lead to realistic behaviour in immersive virtual environments
    Mel Slater
    Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior IR3C, ICREA University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 364:3549-57. 2009
    ..We argue that when both PI and Psi occur, participants will respond realistically to the virtual reality...
  19. ncbi request reprint Correlations between vocal input and visual response apparently enhance presence in a virtual environment
    Christoph Groenegress
    EVENT Lab, Facultat de Psicologia, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
    Cyberpsychol Behav 12:429-31. 2009
    ..Despite the abstract nature of the presented environment, presence scores were generally very high...
  20. doi request reprint A threat to a virtual hand elicits motor cortex activation
    Mar González-Franco
    EVENT Lab, Department of Personality, Assessment and Psychological Treatments, Faculty of Psychology, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Exp Brain Res 232:875-87. 2014
    ..They also support previous experiments on pain observation and are placed into context of similar experiments and studies of body perception and body ownership within cognitive neuroscience...
  21. ncbi request reprint A comparative study of Desktop, Fishtank, and Cave systems for the exploration of volume rendered confocal data sets
    - Prabhat
    Center for Computation and Visualization, Department of Computer Science, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    IEEE Trans Vis Comput Graph 14:551-63. 2008
    ..After analyzing data in each environment, subjects were asked to choose which environment they wanted to analyze additional data sets in--subjects uniformly selected the Cave environment...
  22. doi request reprint Virtual reality study of paranoid thinking in the general population
    Daniel Freeman
    Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 192:258-63. 2008
    ..A fear of others can be instilled by the contemporary political and social climate. Unfounded mistrust is called paranoia, and in severe forms is a central symptom of schizophrenia...
  23. doi request reprint Virtual reality and paranoid ideations in people with an 'at-risk mental state' for psychosis
    Lucia R Valmaggia
    Department of Psychological Medicine, PO 67, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, UK
    Br J Psychiatry Suppl 51:s63-8. 2007
    ..Virtual reality provides a means of studying paranoid thinking in controlled laboratory conditions. However, this method has not been used with a clinical group...
  24. doi request reprint The impact of a character posture model on the communication of affect in an immersive virtual environment
    Vinoba Vinayagamoorthy
    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC Research and Innovation, Surrey, UK
    IEEE Trans Vis Comput Graph 14:965-82. 2008
    ..We conclude by discussing the importance of designing holistically congruent virtual characters especially in immersive settings...
  25. ncbi request reprint From presence to consciousness through virtual reality
    Maria V Sanchez-Vives
    Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante, Universidad Miguel Hernandez CSIC, Spain
    Nat Rev Neurosci 6:332-9. 2005
    ..In this article, we argue that presence is worthy of study by neuroscientists, and that it might aid the study of perception and consciousness...
  26. ncbi request reprint Presence and emotions
    Mel Slater
    Cyberpsychol Behav 7:121; author reply 123. 2004
  27. ncbi request reprint Can virtual reality be used to investigate persecutory ideation?
    Daniel Freeman
    Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, Denmark Hill, London, UK
    J Nerv Ment Dis 191:509-14. 2003
    ..Virtual reality may prove to be a valuable methodology for developing an understanding of persecutory ideation...
  28. ncbi request reprint Walking from thought
    Gert Pfurtscheller
    Laboratory of Brain Computer Interfaces, Graz University of Technology, Inffeldgasse 16a, A 8010 Graz, Austria
    Brain Res 1071:145-52. 2006
    ..135-142) where participants were able to move through a virtual street by foot imagery only. Prior to the final experiments in the Cave, the participants underwent an extensive BCI training...