In this chapter we present a rather wide-ranging perspective on presence as a central, characterizing feature of conscious mental life. After clarifying what we mean by presence in the first section, Sect. 3.2 discusses the implications of this for measurement. In Sect. 3.3, we consider the importance of media form for the sense of presence, before moving on in Sect. 3.4 to the relationship between presence and the sense of self considered in evolutionary terms. Section 3.5 deals specifically with attention, viewing presence as a reflection of attentional focus. Our aim is to convey the big picture about presence: what it is, what itand#x2019;s for, how it evolved, what it is determined by and the effects it can have.

Waterworth, J., Waterworth, E., Riva, G., Mantovani, F. (2015). Presence: Form, content and consciousness. In Lombard M., Biocca F., Freeman J., IJsselsteijn W., Schaevitz (a cura di), Immersed in Media: Telepresence Theory, Measurement & Technology (pp. 35-58). Springer International Publishing [10.1007/978-3-319-10190-3_3].

Presence: Form, content and consciousness

MANTOVANI, FABRIZIA
2015

Abstract

In this chapter we present a rather wide-ranging perspective on presence as a central, characterizing feature of conscious mental life. After clarifying what we mean by presence in the first section, Sect. 3.2 discusses the implications of this for measurement. In Sect. 3.3, we consider the importance of media form for the sense of presence, before moving on in Sect. 3.4 to the relationship between presence and the sense of self considered in evolutionary terms. Section 3.5 deals specifically with attention, viewing presence as a reflection of attentional focus. Our aim is to convey the big picture about presence: what it is, what itand#x2019;s for, how it evolved, what it is determined by and the effects it can have.
Capitolo o saggio
Action; Attention; Brain; Consciousness; Content; Embodiment; Evolution; Form; Imagery; Imagination; Measurement; Psychology; Psychotherapy; Self; Synesthesia;
English
Immersed in Media: Telepresence Theory, Measurement & Technology
Lombard M.; Biocca F.; Freeman J.; IJsselsteijn W.; Schaevitz
2015
9783319101897
Springer International Publishing
35
58
Waterworth, J., Waterworth, E., Riva, G., Mantovani, F. (2015). Presence: Form, content and consciousness. In Lombard M., Biocca F., Freeman J., IJsselsteijn W., Schaevitz (a cura di), Immersed in Media: Telepresence Theory, Measurement & Technology (pp. 35-58). Springer International Publishing [10.1007/978-3-319-10190-3_3].
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