Justin M Fine7
André B Valdez4
Flavio Dasilva2
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Research has suggested that perception and action are independent (see M. A. Goodale & A. Haffenden, 1998). The authors used the Ebbinghaus illusion to test this hypothesis in 2 experiments. Verbal reports of perceived size were compared with maximum grip aperture during grasping (Experiment 1) and manual reports of perceived size (Experiment 2). A(More)
Numerous size-weight illusion models were classified in the present article according to general recognition theory (Ashby & Townsend, 1986), wherein the illusion results from a lack of perceptual separability, perceptual independence, decisional separability, or a combination of the three. These options were tested in two experiments in which a(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)
In four experiments, a multidimensional signal detection analysis was used to determine the influence of length, diameter, and mass on haptically perceived heaviness with and without vision. This analysis allowed us to test for sensory and perceptual interactions between mass and size. As in previous research, sensory interactions were apparent in all four(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)
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 present study used 1/f noise to examine how spatial, physical, and timing constraints affect planning and control processes in aiming. Participants moved objects of different masses to different distances at preferred speed (Experiment 1) and as quickly as possible (Experiment 2). Power spectral density, standardized dispersion, rescaled range, and an(More)
Two experiments were conducted to investigate the effects of attention and handedness on bimanual coordination in the context of a dynamical model of coordinated movements. Participants performed a bimanual, rhythmic Fitts' law task in which the relative amount of attention directed to each task was manipulated by the relative difficulty associated with the(More)
Researchers generally agree that perceived heaviness is based on the actions associated with unsupported holding. Psychophysical research has supported this idea, as has psychophysiological research connecting muscle activity to the perceptions of heaviness and effort. However, the role of muscle activity in the context of the resulting motions has not been(More)