Being Present In Space: The Role Of Allocentric And Egocentric Reference Frames

Silvia Serino, Giuseppe Riva, Pietro Cipresso, Daniel Mestre, Pierre Mallet, Jean-Marie Pergandi, Grégory Smialek

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The general aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of an interactive aerial view of the experienced environment during the encoding and retrieving of spatial information on the feeling of presence. Our findings showed that this real-time interactive aerial view (both small and large) during the encoding and retrieval of spatial information seems to led to a greater sense of presence. It is argued that the use of this aerial view, which provides a real-time allocentric viewpoint-dependent spatial representation, would ease the translation of a stored allocentric representation into an egocentric one, and this process, consequently, would help individuals to feel present in space.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-68
Number of pages5
JournalAnnual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Presence, Allocentric Reference Frame, Egocentric Reference Frame, Virtual Reality


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