Reading 12

For class 12/8/15
Post Comments by 11:59 pm on 12/6/15

A method for generating an illusion of backwards time travel using immersive virtual reality—an exploratory study
Doron Friedman, Rodrigo Pizarro, Keren Or-Berkers, Solène Neyret, Xueni Pan, and Mel Slater


Here is a reference video:


Forced-choice decision-making in modified trolley dilemma situations: a virtual reality and eye tracking study
Alexander Skulmowski, Andreas Bunge, Kai Kaspar, and Gordon Pipa



Here is a video describing the trolley dilemma:

Discussion: Our final readings for the semester will focus on recreating dilemma situations in virtual reality.  As with the previous few posts, I will leave the format of your responses up to you.  Be sure to write at least four paragraphs and address these following questions:

  • Do you believe that these studies are useful and informative or are purely an academic exercise?
  • Do you believe that these studies are ethical?
  • What are the benefits of creating situations which could be traumatic for participants?
  • What are the dangers of this type of research?