Simulated And Virtual Realities: Elements Of Perception

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K. Carr, R. England
CRC Press, Aug 3, 1995 - Technology & Engineering - 238 pages
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Virtual reality is a perceptual experience, achieved using technology. Anyone wishing to develop virtual reality should understand the human perceptual processes with which the technology seeks to interact and control. The book presents state-of-the-art reviews of the current understanding of these human perceptual processes and the implications for virtual reality. It reports research which has tried to make the technology capable of delivering the required perceptual experience, comprising a basis for future virtual reality research, so as to achieve the optimum development of the field. It is intended to be of use to anyone who is involved with the creation of a virtual reality experience.
 

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Contents

Contributors
1
Virtual environments and environmental instruments
11
a psychological perspective
53
Vision and displays
85
MICHAEL J GRIFFIN
103
Perceptual cues and object recognition
113
Sensorymotor systems in virtual manipulation
131
Auditory virtual environments
179
perceptionaction coupling and affordances
189
Social dimensions of virtual reality
209
Summary and conclusions
225
MARK WILLIAMS
226
Subject index
235
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