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Nat Neurosci. 2002 Nov;5 Suppl:1089-92.

Virtual reality in behavioral neuroscience and beyond.

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Department of Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences and Brain Science Program, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA. michael_tarr@brown.edu

Abstract

Virtual reality (VR) has finally come of age for serious applications in the behavioral neurosciences. After capturing the public imagination a decade ago, enthusiasm for VR flagged due to hardware limitations, an absent commercial market and manufacturers who dropped the mass-market products that normally drive technological development. Recently, however, improvements in computer speed, quality of head-mounted displays and wide-area tracking systems have made VR attractive for both research and real-world applications in neuroscience, cognitive science and psychology. New and exciting applications for VR have emerged in research, training, rehabilitation, teleoperation, virtual archeology and tele-immersion.

PMID:
12403993
DOI:
10.1038/nn948
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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