Adaptive mechanisms in perceptual-motor coordination: components of prism adaptation.


Aftereffect measures of visual shift and proprioceptive shift were obtained for prism exposure conditions in which, at the end of a sagittal pointing movement, most of the arm was visible (concurrent exposure) or only the first finger joint was visible (terminal exposure). Intermediate exposure conditions permitted view of the hand or the first two finger joints. Under the concurrent exposure condition, proprioceptive shift was greater than visual shift but, as view of the pointing hand decreased, the relative magnitude of the two components gradually reversed so that, under the terminal exposure condition, visual shift was greater than proprioceptive shift. These results are discussed in terms of a model of perceptual-motor organization (Redding, Clark, & Wallace, 1985) in which the direction of coordinative linkage between eye-head and hand-head systems determines the locus of discordance and adaptive recalibration.


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@article{Redding1988AdaptiveMI, title={Adaptive mechanisms in perceptual-motor coordination: components of prism adaptation.}, author={Gordon M. Redding and Brad Wallace}, journal={Journal of motor behavior}, year={1988}, volume={20 3}, pages={242-54} }