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Viewpoint changes during locomotion: Their role in self-motion perception and motion sickness.

Grant


Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • Sensory conflict theories are used to explain the way we perceive and control our self-motion, as well as the aetiology of motion sickness. Contrary to predictions of such theories, we have discovered a new type of visual display that produces a highly compelling illusion of self-motion (known as vection) despite generating significant sensory conflict. The vection induced by this simulated viewpoint jitter is actually superior to that induced by displays generating little/no conflict. By identifying the origin of this surprising advantage and examining jitter induced eye-movements and motion sickness, this project will provide important insights into the role that sensory interaction plays in self-motion perception.

Date/time Interval


  • 2010

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP1093493

Local Award Id


  • 10951

Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • Sensory conflict theories are used to explain the way we perceive and control our self-motion, as well as the aetiology of motion sickness. Contrary to predictions of such theories, we have discovered a new type of visual display that produces a highly compelling illusion of self-motion (known as vection) despite generating significant sensory conflict. The vection induced by this simulated viewpoint jitter is actually superior to that induced by displays generating little/no conflict. By identifying the origin of this surprising advantage and examining jitter induced eye-movements and motion sickness, this project will provide important insights into the role that sensory interaction plays in self-motion perception.

Date/time Interval


  • 2010

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP1093493

Local Award Id


  • 10951