Remembering the physical as virtual: Source confusion and physical interaction in augmented reality

Ajoy S. Fernandes, Ranxiao Wang, Daniel J Simons

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Abstract

This study explored whether people misremember having seen a physical object when they actually had viewed a virtual one in augmented reality (and vice versa). Participants viewed uniquely shaped objects in a virtual form or a physical, 3D-printed form. A camera mounted behind a computer monitor showed either the physical object or an augmented reality version of it on the display. After viewing the full set of objects, participants viewed photographs of each object (taken from the physical version) and judged whether they had originally seen it as a physical or virtual object. On average, participants correctly identified the object format for 60% of the photographs. When participants were allowed to manipulate the physical or virtual object (using a Leap Motion Controller), accuracy increased to 73%. In both cases, participants were biased to remember the objects as having been virtual.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - SAP 2015
Subtitle of host publicationACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Applied Perception
EditorsStephen N. Spencer
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages127-130
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450338127
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 13 2015
EventACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Applied Perception, SAP 2015 - Tubingen, Germany
Duration: Sep 13 2015Sep 14 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings - SAP 2015: ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Applied Perception

Other

OtherACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Applied Perception, SAP 2015
CountryGermany
CityTubingen
Period9/13/159/14/15

Keywords

  • Augmented reality
  • Human perception and performance
  • Object recognition
  • Perception and action

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology

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    Fernandes, A. S., Wang, R., & Simons, D. J. (2015). Remembering the physical as virtual: Source confusion and physical interaction in augmented reality. In S. N. Spencer (Ed.), Proceedings - SAP 2015: ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Applied Perception (pp. 127-130). (Proceedings - SAP 2015: ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Applied Perception). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2804408.2804423