Movement prediction and movement production

Wexler, Mark and Klam, François (1999) Movement prediction and movement production. [Preprint] (Unpublished)


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The prediction of future positions of moving objects occurs in cases of actively produced and passively observed movement. We study the difference between active and passive movement prediction by asking subjects to estimate displacements of an occluded moving target, where the movement is produced by the subject or passively observed; in the passive condition, the target trajectory is either a replay of a preceding active trajectory, or a constant-speed approximation. In the active condition estimates are more anticipatory than in the passive conditions, but in all conditions, estimates become less anticipatory as the prediction distance increases, or the prediction time decreases. Decreasing the congruence between motor action and visual feedback diminishes but does not eliminate the anticipatory effect of action; introducing eye tracking, however, does eliminate it. Our results are compatible with common mechanisms underlying both active and passive movement prediction, with additional movement-related information in the active case making predictions more anticipatory.

Item Type:Preprint
Keywords:visuomotor anticipation, movement, trajectory prediction, motor action, object manipulation
Subjects:Neuroscience > Behavioral Neuroscience
Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Psychology > Perceptual Cognitive Psychology
Psychology > Psychophysics
ID Code:811
Deposited By: Wexler, Mark
Deposited On:04 May 1999
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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