The influence of visual motion on interceptive actions and perception

Marinovic, Welber, Plooy, Annaliese M. and Arnold, Derek H. (2012) The influence of visual motion on interceptive actions and perception. Vision Research, 60 73-78. doi:10.1016/j.visres.2012.03.010

Author Marinovic, Welber
Plooy, Annaliese M.
Arnold, Derek H.
Title The influence of visual motion on interceptive actions and perception
Journal name Vision Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0042-6989
Publication date 2012-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.visres.2012.03.010
Volume 60
Start page 73
End page 78
Total pages 6
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Visual information is an essential guide when interacting with moving objects, yet it can also be deceiving. For instance, motion can induce illusory position shifts, such that a moving ball can seem to have bounced past its true point of contact with the ground. Some evidence suggests illusory motion-induced position shifts bias pointing tasks to a greater extent than they do perceptual judgments. This, however, appears at odds with other findings and with our success when intercepting moving objects. Here we examined the accuracy of interceptive movements and of perceptual judgments in relation to simulated bounces. Participants were asked to intercept a moving disc at its bounce location by positioning a virtual paddle, and then to report where the disc had landed. Results showed that interceptive actions were accurate whereas perceptual judgments were inaccurate, biased in the direction of motion. Successful interceptions necessitated accurate information concerning both the location and timing of the bounce, so motor planning evidently had privileged access to an accurate forward model of bounce timing and location. This would explain why people can be accurate when intercepting a moving object, but lack insight into the accurate information that had guided their actions when asked to make a perceptual judgment.
Keyword Action
Visual motion
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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