Touched by the storyteller: the influence of remote touch in the context of storytelling

Merel Madeleine Jung, Robert W.M. Boensma, Gijs Huisman, Elisabeth M.A.G. van Dijk

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    Abstract

    In this study we investigate the role of remote touch as an additional communication channel in the context of storytelling. We focus on studying the effect of remote touch and the timing of touch on perceived social presence and story recall. In our experiment people listened to an emotional story. Listeners were either remotely touched by the storyteller at emotional story moments, remotely touched at random moments during the story, or not touched at all. Our results indicate that remote touch does not enhance the perceived social presence of the storyteller. However, even when the link between remote touch and the story is not explicitly clear, touch at emotional story moments can contribute to the perception of the story. Furthermore, while touches at emotional story moments can distract from the story content, touch in general can implicitly enhance the attention paid to the story content.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Humaine Association Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2013
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages792 -797
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-0-7695-5048-0
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013
    Event5th Humaine Association Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2013 - Geneva, Switzerland
    Duration: 2 Sep 20135 Sep 2013
    Conference number: 5

    Publication series

    NameInternational Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction and workshops
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    ISSN (Print)2156-8103

    Conference

    Conference5th Humaine Association Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2013
    Abbreviated titleACII
    CountrySwitzerland
    CityGeneva
    Period2/09/135/09/13

    Keywords

    • EWI-24120
    • Remote social touchSocial presence
    • METIS-302574
    • Social presence
    • IR-88563
    • Remote social touch

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