English
 
Help Privacy Policy Disclaimer
  Advanced SearchBrowse

Item

ITEM ACTIONSEXPORT

Released

Book

Perception of moving tactile stimuli

MPS-Authors
/persons/resource/persons84283

Vitello,  MP
Department Human Perception, Cognition and Action, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society;
Research Group Multisensory Perception and Action, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society;
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society;

Fulltext (public)
There are no public fulltexts stored in PuRe
Supplementary Material (public)
There is no public supplementary material available
Citation

Vitello, M. (2010). Perception of moving tactile stimuli. Berlin, Germany: Logos-Verlag.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0013-C194-4
Abstract
The perception of motion is probably one of the major challenges to our sensory system. Motion perception is crucial during the tracking of moving objects (prey, predator etc.) and to maintain spatial orientation during locomotion. Moreover, it is typically a multisensory event. In everyday situations, the visual sense is supposed to provide the most accurate information since its spatial resolution is the most accurate among the senses. However, auditory and somatosensory supplements are aligned to vision and help to generate a more accurate percept of a given situation. Visual motion has been investigated intensively for many years. Compared to vision, auditory and tactile motion perceptions are far less understood. Today, it is still not understood if motion perception is a common feature, following the same principles among the senses and maybe processed within the same brain regions.