Exploratory study on the use of HMD virtual reality to investigate individual differences in visual processing styles

People vary in how much they see the 'trees' versus the 'forest' when viewing a visual scene. We used a classic psychological test in Virtual Reality to see how this effect changes with autistic or ADHD traits. We found that Attention-to-Detail was the most important subscale in both ways of scoring the task. We also proved that it is viable to use classic tasks in Virtual Reality.

Brief Report: Investigating the Motivations and Autistic Traits of Video Gamers

Video games are commonly enjoyed by autistic people, but we tend to think about this using a medical model. In a questionnaire filled out by 57 people, we found that people with more autistic traits were more motivated to play video games. In particular, people with higher autistic traits were more likely to play games to help with their anxiety.