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Title: The integration of temporally shifted visual feedback in a synchronization task: the role of perceptual stability in a visuo-proprioceptive conflict situation
Authors: Ceux, Tanja ×
Montagne, Gilles
Buekers, Mart #
Issue Date: Dec-2010
Publisher: North-Holland Pub. Co.
Series Title: Human Movement Science vol:29 issue:6 pages:893-909
Abstract: The present study examined whether the beneficial role of coherently grouped visual motion structures for performing complex (interlimb) coordination patterns can be generalized to synchronization behavior in a visuo-proprioceptive conflict situation. To achieve this goal, seventeen participants had to synchronize a self-moved circle, representing the arm movement, with a visual target signal corresponding to five temporally shifted visual feedback conditions (0%, 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% of the target cycle duration) in three synchronization modes (in-phase, anti-phase and intermediate). The results showed that the perception of a newly generated perceptual Gestalt between the visual feedback of the arm and the target signal facilitated the synchronization performance in the preferred in-phase synchronization mode in contrast to the less stable anti-phase and intermediate mode. Our findings suggest that the complexity of the synchronization mode defines to what extent the visual and/or proprioceptive information source affects the synchronization performance in the present unimanual synchronization task.
ISSN: 0167-9457
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Department of Kinesiology - miscellaneous
Movement Control & Neuroplasticity Research Group
Policy in Sports & Physical Activity Research Group
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