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Avatar Psychology and Mental Anatomy Diane Nahl

Avatar Psychology and Mental Anatomy

Diane Nahl

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In what way is virtual consciousness different from real life consciousness?Virtual consciousness is produced by virtual intersubjectivity, which can be defined as the mental co-presence that we can create with other human beings through our avatarMoreIn what way is virtual consciousness different from real life consciousness?Virtual consciousness is produced by virtual intersubjectivity, which can be defined as the mental co-presence that we can create with other human beings through our avatar bodies inworld. In face-to-face interactions with our physical body we establish mental co-presence by jointly defining the situation and what is going on. When several avatars are present in one inworld location they can establish a virtual group intersubjectivity that is embodied in the coordinated interactions, both visual and verbal (in chat). For example, if they are attending a lecture or class, the avatars collaborate in co-constructing that virtual event. One avatar (usually the host of the event) rezzes a platform with seating conveniences while the arriving avatars take turn arranging themselves on the chairs, which possess a script that makes the avatar sit in various positions and attitudes while being there.