Presence, Environment, and Sound and the Role of Imagination

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Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard addresses the role of sound in the creation of presence in virtual and actual worlds. He argues that imagination is a central part of the generation and selection of perceptual hypotheses—models of the world in which we can act—that emerge from what Grimshaw-Aagaard calls the “exo-environment” (the sensory input) and the “endo-environment” (the cognitive input). Grimshaw-Aagaard further divides the exo-environment into a primarily auditory and a primarily visual dimension and he deals with the actual world of his own apartment and the virtual world of first-person-shooter computer games in order to exemplify how we perceptually construct an environment that allows for the creation of presence.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Sound and Imagination
EditorsMark Grimshaw, Mads Walther-Hansen, Martin Knakkergaard
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication date2019
ISBN (Print)9780190460167
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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