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Nature volume 533, pages 324325 (19 May 2016) | Download Citation

Neuroscientists are increasingly using virtual reality to facilitate studies of animal behaviour, but whether behaviour in the virtual world mimics that in real life is a matter for debate. Here, scientists discuss the strengths and limitations of the approach.

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  1. Matthias Minderer and Christopher D. Harvey are in the Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.

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  2. Flavio Donato and Edvard I. Moser are at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7491 Trondheim, Norway.

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    •  & Edvard I. Moser

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