Virtual reality as a valuable research tool for investigating different aspects of spatial cognition

Heinrich H. Bülthoff, Jennifer L. Campos, Tobias Meilinger

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The interdisciplinary research field of spatial cognition has benefited greatly from the use of advanced Virtual Reality (VR) technologies. Such tools have provided the ability to explicitly control specific experimental conditions, manipulate variables not possible in the real world, and provide a convincing, multimodal experience. Here we will first describe several of the VR facilities at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biological Cybernetics that have been developed to optimize scientific investigations related to multi-modal self-motion perception and spatial cognition. Subsequently, we will present some recent empirical work contributing to these research areas.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpatial Cognition VI
Subtitle of host publicationLearning, Reasoning, and Talking about Space - International Conference Spatial Cognition 2008, Proceedings
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventInternational Conference Spatial Cognition 2008 - Freiburg, Germany
Duration: 2008 Sept 152008 Sept 19

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5248 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


OtherInternational Conference Spatial Cognition 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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