Individual differences in teleporting through virtual environments: A latent profile analysis

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Cherep, Lucia
Lim, Alex
Miller, Anthony
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Kelly, Jonathan
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Gilbert, Stephen
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Teleportation in virtual reality (VR) affords the ability to explore beyond the physical space. Previous work has demonstrated that this interface comes at a spatial cognitive cost – though, upon closer inspection, not everyone appears similarly affected. A latent profile analysis identified three groups that significantly differed on spatial updating performance and follow-up analyses showed significant differences in objective measures of spatial ability (e.g., mental rotation and perspective-taking). These results suggest that there are individual differences in domains of spatial cognition that are related to how well a user may keep track of his or her location while teleporting in VR.


This is a manuscript of a proceeding published as Cherep, Lucia A., Alex F. Lim, Jonathan W. Kelly, Anthony Miller, and Stephen B. Gilbert. "Individual differences in teleporting through virtual environments: A latent profile analysis." In 2020 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW), (2020): 724-725. DOI: 10.1109/VRW50115.2020.00213. Posted with permission.

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