Visuomotor delays when hitting running spiders.

Smeets, Jeroen B.J. and Brenner, Eli and de Lussanet, Marc H.E. (1998) Visuomotor delays when hitting running spiders. [Conference Paper]

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In general, information about the environment (for instance a target) is not instantaneously available for the nervous system. A minimal delay for visual information to affect the movement of the hand is about 110 ms. However, if the movement of a target is predictable, humans can pursue it with zero delay. To make this prediction, information about the speed of the target is necessary. Our results show that this information is used with a delay of about 200 ms. We discuss that oculomotor efference is a likely source of information for this prediction.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:human, arm movements, delay, latency, reaction time, speed, velocity, prediction, efference copy, eye movements, smooth pursuit
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Neuroscience > Neurophysiology
Psychology > Psychophysics
ID Code:148
Deposited By: Smeets, Jeroen B.J.
Deposited On:18 May 2000
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53


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