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. [Book Chapter]

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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:Book Chapter
Keywords:human arm movements delay timing prediction pursuit eye speed velocity latency efference copy
Subjects:Neuroscience > Neurophysiology
Psychology > Perceptual Cognitive Psychology
Psychology > Psychophysics
ID Code:852
Deposited By: Smeets, Jeroen B.J.
Deposited On:12 May 2000
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54


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