A constructionist cognitive model of virtual presence

Nunez, David (2004) A constructionist cognitive model of virtual presence, CS04-07-00, Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town.

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This paper proposes a cognitive model of presence which emphasizes the interaction of top-down and bottom-up processes, and the subsequent creation of temporary representations of an environment in working memory. These temporary representations (which we term constructions) are formations of meaning about the environment, which allow a subject to make inferences and interact in that environment. We argue that this constructionist position follows from the existence of hypothesis selection models of presence such as proposed by Slater & Steed. Finally, we contrast our model to that of Wirth et al and discuss some of the implications of this model for presence in unfamiliar or unrealistic environments

Item Type: Technical report
Uncontrolled Keywords: Presence, cognition, modelling
Subjects: Computing methodologies > Computer graphics
Computing methodologies > Modeling and simulation
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2004
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:35
URI: http://pubs.cs.uct.ac.za/id/eprint/147

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