Visual motion distorts visual and motor space

Eckart Zimmermann, Maria Concetta Morrone, David Burr

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Abstract

Much evidence suggests that visual motion can cause severe distortions in the perception of spatial position. In this study, we show that visual motion also distorts saccadic eye movements. Landing positions of saccades performed to objects presented in the vicinity of visual motion were biased in the direction of motion. The targeting errors for both saccades and perceptual reports were maximum during motion onset and were of very similar magnitude under the two conditions. These results suggest that visual motion affects a representation of spatial position, or spatial map, in a similar fashion for visuomotor action as for perception.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Vision
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Spatial position
  • Visual and motor space
  • Visual motion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems

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