See Table 5.1.
|Background||Foreground occlusions have been shown to increase reported vection. If presence and vection are closely related, foreground occlusions should also increase reported presence.|
|Hypothesis||Foreground occlusions increase reported presence compared to the same FOV without a foreground occlusion.|
|Methods||The same 60 FOV was provided in an HMD either with or without a foreground occlusion mounted in front of the screen. Reported presence was assessed with a presence questionnaire following 2.5 minute exposures to each condition.|
|Results||Reported presence was higher in the foreground occlusion condition (p < .01).|
|Conclusions||The results support the prediction that foreground occlusions can increase reported presence.|