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Title: Perception-action coupling during bimanual coordination: The role of visual perception in the coalition of constraints that govern bimanual action
Authors: Swinnen, Stephan ×
Li, Yong
Wenderoth, Nicole
Dounskaia, Natalia
Byblow, Winston
Stinear, Cathy
Wagemans, Johan #
Issue Date: 2004
Series Title: Journal of motor behavior vol:36 issue:4 pages:394-398
Abstract: Constraints pertaining to interlimb coordination have been studied extensively in the past decades. In this debate, F. Mechsner (2004) has taken a provocative position by putting primary emphasis on perceptual principles that mediate coordinative stability. Whereas the present authors agree that the role of perceptual principles is of critical importance during coordination, they take issue with Mechsner's extreme position and with the evidence forwarded to support a purely perceptual-cognitive approach to bimanual coordination. More specifically, the authors emphasize that current knowledge about brain function argues against a dualism between perception and action, criticize the presented evidence that posture manipulations during coordination provide decisive evidence against motoric and muscular constraints, and report on potential pitfalls associated with the use of visual transformation procedures to support complex coordination patterns.
ISSN: 0022-2895
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Movement Control & Neuroplasticity Research Group
Department of Kinesiology - miscellaneous
Laboratory for Experimental Psychology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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