Perception of passage through openings depends on the size of the body in motion

@article{Franchak2012PerceptionOP,
  title={Perception of passage through openings depends on the size of the body in motion},
  author={John M. Franchak and Emma Christine Celano and Karen E. Adolph},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={2012},
  volume={223},
  pages={301-310}
}
Walkers need to modify their ongoing actions to meet the demands of everyday environments. Navigating through openings requires gait modifications if the size of the opening is too small relative to the body. Here we ask whether the spatial requirements for navigating horizontal and vertical openings differ, and, if so, whether walkers are sensitive to those requirements. To test walkers’ sensitivity to demands for gait modification, we asked participants to judge whether they could walk… CONTINUE READING

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