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Out-of-body experience in virtual reality induces acute dissociation

Abstract:

An established challenge in studying dissociation is developing effective methodologies to induce dissociative symptomatology in the laboratory. The primary aim of this study was to pilot the efficacy of virtual reality (VR) in inducing dissociative states in healthy subjects by simulating out-of-body experiences. Healthy participants (N =25) were asked to wear an Oculus Rift (Menlo Park, CA) VR head-mounted display, which was connected to a wide-angle GoPro (San Mateo, CA) video camera place...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1037/cns0000172

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
Oxford college:
St John's College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Pharmacology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
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Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Journal:
Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice More from this journal
Volume:
5
Issue:
4
Pages:
346-357
Publication date:
2018-10-25
Acceptance date:
2018-08-05
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EISSN:
2326-5531
ISSN:
2326-5523
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pubs:939851
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uuid:0cefe0c3-1f82-405d-9e96-de960dc3add8
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pubs:939851
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939851
Deposit date:
2018-11-18

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