Visual attention affects temporal estimation in anticipatory motor actions

Marinovic, Welber and Wallis, Guy (2011) Visual attention affects temporal estimation in anticipatory motor actions. Experimental Brain Research, 212 4: 613-621. doi:10.1007/s00221-011-2772-2


Author Marinovic, Welber
Wallis, Guy
Title Visual attention affects temporal estimation in anticipatory motor actions
Journal name Experimental Brain Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0014-4819
1432-1106
Publication date 2011-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s00221-011-2772-2
Volume 212
Issue 4
Start page 613
End page 621
Total pages 9
Place of publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract The production of accurate motor actions requires successful extraction of relevant information about the target of that action. By the same token, it also requires the successful exclusion of potentially distracting, irrelevant information. This study sought to determine the impact of transient visual distractions on performance in an anticipatory timing task, in particular the temporal and spatial relationship between distractor and target at which maximal distraction occurs. The results support the notion of a critical temporal and spatial window of distraction which provides insight into the visuomotor processes underlying distraction.
Keyword Action
Distractor
Interception
Motor preparation
Time estimation
Visual attention
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2012 Collection
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