The use of peripheral vision to guide perturbation-evoked reach-to-grasp balance-recovery reactions

  title={The use of peripheral vision to guide perturbation-evoked reach-to-grasp balance-recovery reactions},
  author={Emily C. King and Sandra M McKay and Kenneth C. C. Cheng and Brian E. Maki},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
For a reach-to-grasp reaction to prevent a fall, it must be executed very rapidly, but with sufficient accuracy to achieve a functional grip. Recent findings suggest that the CNS may avoid potential time delays associated with saccade-guided arm movements by instead relying on peripheral vision (PV). However, studies of volitional arm movements have shown that reaching is slower and/or less accurate when guided by PV, rather than central vision (CV). The present study investigated how the CNS… 
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