Eric L. Amazeen

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The complex effects of mass and volume on weight perception (e.g., the size-weight illusion) were hypothesized to follow simply from invariants of rotational dynamics. In Experiments 1-3, the rotational inertia of wielded, occluded objects was varied independently of mass, size, and torque. Perceived heaviness depended only on rotational intertia.(More)
Predictions concerning the effects of handedness and attention on bimanual coordination were made from a dynamical model that incorporates the body's lateral asymmetry. Both handedness and the direction of attention (to the left or right) were manipulated in an inphase 1:1 frequency locking task. Left-handed and right-handed participants had to coordinate(More)
The hypothesis of this study was that stable coordination patterns may be found both within and between physiological subsystems. Many studies have been conducted on both monofrequency and multifrequency coordination, with a focus on both the frequency and phase relations among the limbs. In the present study, locomotor-respiratory coupling was observed in(More)
Over the past decade there has been a great deal of controversy regarding the relative impact of visual illusions on cognitive judgments and the control of goal-directed action. We report the results of two experiments indicating that perceptual biases associated with the Müller-Lyer illusion involve a misjudgment of amplitude/extent while aiming biases(More)
Intra- and interpersonal coordination was investigated using a bimanual Fitts’ law task. Participants tapped rhythmically between pairs of targets. Tapping was performed with one hand (unimanual), two hands (intrapersonal coordination), and one hand together with another participant (interpersonal coordination). The sizes and distances of targets in a pair(More)
A major prediction of the elementary coordination dynamics of two contralateral limb segments in 1 : 1 frequency locking was tested. A shift in stable steady-state relative phase C#I from 0 and ST radians is induced by a difference Aw in the uncoupled frequencies of the segments. The elementary coordination dynamics, an order parameter equation in 4,(More)
  • E L Amazeen
  • Journal of experimental psychology. Human…
  • 1999
Historically, the existence of a size-weight illusion has led to the conclusion that perceptions of size and weight are not independent. A dependence of perceived heaviness on physical volume (perceptual separability), however, is different from a dependence on perceived volume (perceptual independence). Three experiments were conducted to evaluate(More)
The haptic perceptual sybsystem of dynamic touch is prominent in manipulating and transporting objects, providing a nonvisible awareness of their linear dimensions. The hypothesis that perceptions of object width and height by dynamic touch are different functions of the inertia tensor is addressed. In two experiments heights and widths of nonvisible(More)
Research on interpersonal coordination has demonstrated that incongruent tasks lead to unintended movements in the orthogonal plane. These effects have been interpreted using both an embodied simulation and coordination dynamics approach. To distinguish between these two perspectives, two experiments examined whether this congruency effect is best defined(More)
The spatial extents of hand-held objects can be perceived nonvisually by wielding them. This ability of effortful or dynamic touch to exploit the mass moments of an object to perceive its length was evaluated with a 40-years old right-handed woman with surgically treated Arnold-Chiari Type 1 Malformation and cervical syrinx. At the time of the experiment(More)