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Table 1 Post-survey instrument together with our scoring criteria and results. Individual responses to each question are available in Additional file 2

From: Tarsier Goggles: a virtual reality tool for experiencing the optics of a dark-adapted primate visual system

Question Criterion Responses satisfying criterion Total responses Proportion satisfying criterion
1. What was the object of this virtual reality (VR) experience? User identified the goal of showing the experience of another species’ visual system 19 26 73%
2. How did this recognition influence your behavior in VR? What strategies did you employ and why? User identified their intent to experience differences in the visual systems 15 26 58%
3. What conclusions can you draw about vision among other species (for example, tarsiers) from this VR experience? User explained that visual systems may differ between species 24 26 92%
4. How did this VR experience differ from a traditional classroom experience? User identified aspect(s) preferable to traditional classroom experience 22 26 85%
5. Does this change the way you think about adaptation and vision among different species? User expressed advanced understanding of adaptation or visual differences among species 15 19 79%
6. Did the differences between human and tarsier visions surprise you or match your expectations? Explain. User expressed surprise 12 18 67%
7. How might the tarsier’s vision be adaptive or helpful in its environment? What are its limitations? User accurately identified ways tarsier vision might be helpful in low-light, visually busy environments 15 25 60%
8. What benefit(s) might relatively large eyes provide for the tarsier? User accurately identified potential advantages of large eyes 22 25 88%
9. Which would be more effective in low-light environments: tarsier vision or human vision? User expressed that tarsier vision would be more effective than human vision in low-light environments 23 25 92%