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Two Sides of the Same Immersion

Eugene Y. Kukshinov Independent Researcher Abstract: This paper describes the process of experiencing immersive interaction with simulated environments and divides it by means of two basic traditions in immersion research: the theory of presence in virtual reality and the theory of narrative transportation. The primary theoretical approach to this analysis is based upon the possibilistic model of consciousness (O’Connor & Aardema, 2005b). This model relies on a quantum view of consciousness where imagination and perception dualistically determine what is possible and what is not. According to this approach, the main differences between two types of immersion are based on a ...

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