Amanda Minh Tran Le's research while affiliated with University of California, San Francisco and other places

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Immersive virtual environment technology (IVET) provides users with vivid sensory information that allow them to embody another person's perceptual experiences. Three experiments explored whether embodied experiences via IVET would elicit greater self-other merging, favorable attitudes, and helping toward persons with disabilities compared to tradi...


... VEs can be quickly and remotely created and managed using widely accessible portable computer and smartphone technology. In VEs, people communicate as avatars (see Ahn et al., 2013), which allows them to interact realistically albeit in the absence of physical co-presence (Baccon et al., 2019;Kang & Watt, 2013). The extant literature on avatar-to-avatar communication highlights potential cognitive and social benefits, suggesting interviews in VEs may be as efficient as face-to-face in-person witness interviews in some instances. ...