Media Technology MSc

MSc Thesis


Virtual Reality as a Context for Memorizing: It Can Make a Difference


Maik Lanen




In this research 51 participants of Dutch origin performed three memory tasks either in the context of virtual reality or reality. Twenty-four hours later they were tested under the same or different conditions. The main result found in this research is that the groups without a context change scored significantly higher on the overall score than the groups with the context change. The result imply that it is much more debatable if we can use learning in virtual reality on real life situations whereby  the ability to recall plays a role. Another finding is that the context group virtual reality - reality scored much lower on the overall score than the rest of the groups. After a comparison between the virtual reality - reality group and the reality - virtual reality group, we found an almost statistical difference, which results in a non-statistical effect that stays unexplained.


Full Reference

Maik Lanen, "Virtual Reality as a Context for Memorizing: It Can Make a Difference", Master's Thesis for the Media Technology programme, Leiden University (The Netherlands), 2018