Visually timed action: time-out for 'tau'?

  title={Visually timed action: time-out for 'tau'?},
  journal={Trends in cognitive sciences},
  volume={3 8},
  • Tresilian
  • Published 1999 in Trends in cognitive sciences
Bringing about desirable collisions (making interceptions) and avoiding unwanted collisions are critically important sensorimotor skills, which appear to require us to estimate the time remaining before collision occurs (time-to-collision). Until recently the theoretical approach to understanding time-to-collision estimation has been dominated by the tau-hypothesis, which has its origins in J.J. Gibson's ecological approach to perception. The hypothesis proposes that a quantity (tau), present… CONTINUE READING
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