Department of Psychology and Counselling
School of Psychology and Public Health
La Trobe University
I am an honours student with an interest in body ownership illusions in immersive virtual reality. Using computer technology to generate a stimulated environment, VR places users inside an experience as they feel, sense, and interact with a three-dimensional world. This causes illusory body ownership as they experience a sense of “mine-ness” over a virtual body. My honours thesis seeks to investigate the effectiveness of agency (user-controlled movements) in eliciting full body ownership illusion, which will shed new light on the nature of embodiment and potentially help optimise the mechanisms of this emerging technology.