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NeuroergonomicsThe brain at work$
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Raja Parasuraman and Matthew Rizzo

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195177619

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177619.001.0001

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Eleanor A. Maguire

Oxford University Press

The use of virtual reality (VR) in both neuropsychological and neuroimaging contexts has opened up new avenues to explore how the brain navigates in the real world. This chapter describes some of the most recent studies that exploit this approach. It argues that examining brain-environment interactions in this way is already contributing to key theoretical debates in the field of memory, and may in the future directly inform treatment and rehabilitative interventions in memory-impaired patients. This emerging knowledge may also one day influence environmental design itself, closing the loop, so to speak, between brain and space.

Keywords:   virtual reality, computer simulation technology, neuroimaging, brain imaging

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