Changing Induced Moods Via Virtual Reality

  • Rosa María Baños
  • Víctor Liaño
  • Cristina Botella
  • Mariano Alcañiz
  • Belén Guerrero
  • Beatriz Rey
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3962)


Mood Induction Procedures (MIPs) are designed to induce emotional changes in experimental subjects in a controlled way, manipulating variables inside the laboratory. The induced mood should be an experimental analogue of the mood that would occur in a certain natural situation. Our team has developed an MIP using VR (VR-MIP) in order to induce different moods (sadness, happiness, anxiety and relaxation). The virtual environment is a park, which changes according to the mood to be induced. This work will present data about the efficacy of this procedure not only to induce a mood, but also to change after the mood is induced.


Visual Analogue Scale Virtual Reality Virtual Environment Visual Analogue Scale Score Mood State 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosa María Baños
    • 1
  • Víctor Liaño
    • 1
  • Cristina Botella
    • 2
  • Mariano Alcañiz
    • 3
  • Belén Guerrero
    • 2
  • Beatriz Rey
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de Personalidad Universidad de ValenciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Departamento de PsicologíaUniversidad Jaume ICastellónSpain
  3. 3.Medical Image Computing LaboratoryUniversidad Politécnica de ValenciaValenciaSpain

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