Proprioception Is Robust under External Forces

@inproceedings{Kuling2013ProprioceptionIR,
  title={Proprioception Is Robust under External Forces},
  author={Irene A. Kuling and Eli Brenner and Jeroen B. J. Smeets},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
Information from cutaneous, muscle and joint receptors is combined with efferent information to create a reliable percept of the configuration of our body (proprioception). We exposed the hand to several horizontal force fields to examine whether external forces influence this percept. In an end-point task subjects reached visually presented positions with their unseen hand. In a vector reproduction task, subjects had to judge a distance and direction visually and reproduce the corresponding… CONTINUE READING
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