See Table 5.3.
|Background||Experiment AIE1 found an effect of foreground occlusion on reported presence. However, demand characteristics may have played a role.|
|Hypothesis||Foreground occlusions increase reported presence compared to the same FOV without a foreground occlusion.|
|Methods||The experimenter was naive to the hypothesis. 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 < .04).|
|Conclusions||The results support the prediction that foreground occlusions can increase reported presence.|