Scientific VR Research
Start with this comprehensive review which covers most of the scientific research done in VR in the past.
- Slater & Sanchez-Vives, 2016, Enhancing Our Lives with Immersive Virtual Reality, Frontiers in Robotics and AI.
The following papers are on social interactions in VR, emotions in VR, and on ethical issues of doing research in VR.
- Bombari et al., 2015. Studying social interactions through immersive virtual environment technology: virtues, pitfalls, and future challenges, Frontiers in Psychology.
- Diemer et al., 2015. The impact of perception and presence on emotional reactions: a review of research in virtual reality, Frontiers in Psychology.
- Madary & Metzinger, 2016. Real Virtuality: A Code of Ethical Conduct. Recommendations for Good Scientific Practice and the Consumers of VR-Technology, Frontiers in Robotics and AI.
- Bertrand et al., 2018. Learning Empathy Through Virtual Reality: Multiple Strategies for Training Empathy-Related Abilities Using Body Ownership Illusions in Embodied Virtual Reality, Frontiers in Robotics and AI.
Other useful papers:
- Li et al., 2017. A Public Database of Immersive VR Videos with Corresponding Ratings of Arousal, Valence, and Correlations between Head Movements and Self Report Measures, Frontiers in Psychology.
- Riva et al. 2016. Transforming Experience: The Potential of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality for Enhancing Personal and Clinical Change, Frontiers in Psychiatry.
- de Borst & de Gelder, 2015. Is it the real deal? Perception of virtual characters versus humans: an affective cognitive neuroscience perspective, Frontiers in Psychology.
VR Experiments in Economics
The paper by Innocenti nicely covers the first wave of virtual experiments conducted in low-immersive virtual worlds, as well as recent virtual experiments conducted in high-immersive virtual environments, referring also to our work.
- Innocenti, 2017, Virtual Reality Experiments in Economics, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics.
Harrison et al. were the first economists stating the potential of virtual experimental research, focusing on experiments in virtual worlds.
- Harrison, Haruvy & Rutström, 2011. Remarks on Virtual World and Virtual Reality Experiments, Southern Economic Journal.