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The Extended Mind is the concept that objects in the environment and the way that humans move influence thoughts, perceptions and action.

As a company, we train your team on how human thoughts, perceptions, and behaviors are affected by physical characteristics—embodiments of abstract concepts—and how you can capitalize on these effects to improve the reception and use of your virtual and augmented reality experiences.

We are based in Portland, OR.

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Jessica Outlaw, M.S., is a VR/AR experience researcher and founder of The Extended Mind. Trained as a behavioral scientist, she uses qualitative and quantitative research methods to strategize and test experiences. She blogs at The Extended Mind on how changes in the body and the environment influence the way that users think, feel, and behave in VR. Twitter: @theextendedmind  

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Beth M. Duckles, Ph.D. is a researcher and consultant who helps organizations apply social science insights to business needs. She received her B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology from Earlham College and her Ph.D. in Sociology from University of Arizona. You can find her online at or on twitter at @bduckles.