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Basic Study of Evoking Emotion Through Extending One’s Body Image by Integration of Internal Sense and External Sense

  • Sho SakuraiEmail author
  • Takuji Narumi
  • Toki Katsumura
  • Tomohiro Tanikawa
  • Michitaka Hirose
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9172)


Emotion has closely relationship with one’s body image. In some cases, external object that physically separates from body is recognized as one’s body image. In other words, the body image extends to the external object. This phenomenon happens by integration of internal sense that perceives one’s body and external sense that perceives the outside of the body. On the other hand, the type of evoked emotion is decided from cognizing not only body image but also attribution of causality. General approaches to evoke emotion in recent have not discussed the causal attribution in depth. This study has proposed a new method for evoking emotions through touching upon the discussion of causal attribution. To investigate the feasibility of our approach, we made “Interactonia Balloon” that lets users evoke a tense feeling by coupling and decoupling a change in respiratory condition and a movement of a balloon. In this paper, we report on the feedback and implications obtained through the exhibition of this work.


Interaction design Multimodal interaction Evoking emotion Body image Somatopsychology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sho Sakurai
    • 1
    Email author
  • Takuji Narumi
    • 1
  • Toki Katsumura
    • 1
  • Tomohiro Tanikawa
    • 1
  • Michitaka Hirose
    • 1
  1. 1.The Graduate School of Information Science and TechnologyThe University of TokyoBunkyo-KuJapan

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