The effects of an auditory startle on obstacle avoidance during walking.

Abstract

Movement execution is speeded up when a startle auditory stimulus is applied with an imperative signal in a simple reaction time task experiment, a phenomenon described as StartReact. The effect has been recently observed in a step adjustment task requiring fast selection of specific movements in a choice reaction time task. Therefore, we hypothesized that… (More)
DOI: 10.1113/jphysiol.2008.156042

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@article{Queralt2008TheEO, title={The effects of an auditory startle on obstacle avoidance during walking.}, author={Ana Queralt and Vivian Weerdesteyn and Hanneke J R van Duijnhoven and Juan M. Castellote and Josep Valls-Sol{\'e} and Jacques Duysens}, journal={The Journal of physiology}, year={2008}, volume={586 18}, pages={4453-63} }