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Distinct neural substrates for the perception of real and virtual visual worlds.

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Virtual environments have been frequently used for training and skill improvement. However, do real and virtual worlds engage the same brain states in human perceivers? We measured brain activity using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) while adults watched movie and cartoon clips, simulating real and virtual visual worlds, respectively. Relative to baselines using random static images, the medial prefrontal cortex (MPFC) and the cerebellum were activated only by movie clips of othe...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
NeuroImage
Volume:
24
Issue:
3
Pages:
928-935
Publication date:
2005-02-01
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EISSN:
1095-9572
ISSN:
1053-8119
Source identifiers:
311636
Language:
English
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pubs:311636
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uuid:17f670c6-32cb-4b95-a23d-48f8841d0411
Local pid:
pubs:311636
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2013-11-17

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