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Walking without optic flow reduces subsequent vection

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Abstract


  • This experiment investigated the effect of walking without optic flow on subsequent vection induction and strength. Two groups of participants walked for 5 min (either wearing Ganzfeld goggles or with normal vision) prior to exposure to a vection-inducing stimulus. We then measured the onset latency and strength of vection induced by a radially expanding pattern of optic flow. The results showed that walking without optic flow transiently yielded later vection onsets and reduced vection strength. We propose that walking without optic flow triggered a sensory readjustment, which reduced the ability of optic flow to induce self-motion perception.

UOW Authors


  •   Seno, Takeharu (external author)
  •   Palmisano, Stephen
  •   Riecke, B (external author)
  •   Nakamura, Shinji (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Seno, T., Palmisano, S., Riecke, B. E. & Nakamura, S. (2015). Walking without optic flow reduces subsequent vection. Experimental Brain Research, 233 (1), 275-281.

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  • 2-s2.0-84921937840

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2544&context=sspapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1545

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Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 275

End Page


  • 281

Volume


  • 233

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Germany

Abstract


  • This experiment investigated the effect of walking without optic flow on subsequent vection induction and strength. Two groups of participants walked for 5 min (either wearing Ganzfeld goggles or with normal vision) prior to exposure to a vection-inducing stimulus. We then measured the onset latency and strength of vection induced by a radially expanding pattern of optic flow. The results showed that walking without optic flow transiently yielded later vection onsets and reduced vection strength. We propose that walking without optic flow triggered a sensory readjustment, which reduced the ability of optic flow to induce self-motion perception.

UOW Authors


  •   Seno, Takeharu (external author)
  •   Palmisano, Stephen
  •   Riecke, B (external author)
  •   Nakamura, Shinji (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Seno, T., Palmisano, S., Riecke, B. E. & Nakamura, S. (2015). Walking without optic flow reduces subsequent vection. Experimental Brain Research, 233 (1), 275-281.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84921937840

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2544&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1545

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 275

End Page


  • 281

Volume


  • 233

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Germany