Description

Since the classic studies of Woodworth (1899), the role of vision in the control of movement has been an important research topic in experimental psychology. While many early studies were concerned with the relative importance of vision and kinesthesis and/or the time it takes to use visual information, recent theoretical and technical developments have stimulated scientists to ask questions about how different sources of visual information contribute to motor control in different contexts.

In this volume, articles are presented that provide a broad coverage of the current research and theory on vision and human motor learning and control. Many of the contributors are colleagues that have met over the years at the meetings and conferences concerned with human movement. They represent a wide range of affiliation and background including kinesiology, physical education, neurophysiology, cognitive psychology and neuropsychology. Thus the topic of vision and motor control is addressed from a number of different perspectives. In general, each author sets an empirical and theoretical framework for their topic, and then discusses current work from their own laboratory, and how it fits into the larger context. A synthesis chapter at the end of the volume identifies commonalities in the work and suggests directions for future experimentation.

Table of Contents

Part One: Manual Aiming. 1. Visual processing time and the control of movement (L.G. Carlton). 2. Intermittent versus continuous control of manual aiming movements (D. Elliott). 3. Visual feedback processing and manual asymmetries: An evolving perspective (R.G. Carson). 4. On the specificity of learning and the role of visual information for movement control (L. Proteau). 5. Adaptive eye-hand coordination: Implications of prism adaptation for perceptual-motor organization (G.M. Redding, B. Wallace). 6. Coordination of eye and hand for aimed limb movements (R.A. Abrams). 7. Visual-motor control in altered gravity (M.M. Cohen, R.B. Welch). Part Two: Prehension and gesturing. 8. Eye, head and hand coordination during manual aiming (H. Carnahan). 9. Functional characteristics of prehension: From data to artificial neural networks (M. Jeannerod, R.G. Marteniuk). 10. The contributions of peripheral vision and central vision to prehension (B. Sivak, C.L. MacKenzie). 11. Limb apraxia: A process approach (E.A. Roy, C. Hall). Part Three: Spatial-Temporal Anticipation. 12. Predictive visual information sources for the regulation of action with special emphasis on catching and hitting (R.J. Bootsma, C.E. Peper). 13. Coincidence-anticipation timing: The perceptual-motor interface (M. Fleury et al.). 14. Time to contact as a determiner of action: Vision and motor control (D. Goodman, D.G. Liebermann). Part Four: Posture and Locomotion. 15. The effect of eye closure on postural sway: Converging evidence from children and a Parkinson patient (J. Starkes, C. Riach, B. Clarke). 16. The role of vision in the planning and guidance of locomotion through the environment (J. Corlett). 17. Locomotor automatism and visual feedback (J. Pailhous, M. Bonnard). 18. Visual perception of self-motion (D.R. Mestre). 19. The visual control of movement (D.J. Weeks, R.W. Proctor). Subject Index.

Details

No. of pages:
475
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1992
Published:
Imprint:
North Holland
Print ISBN:
9780444888167
Electronic ISBN:
9780080867397

About the editors

L. Proteau

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Physical Education, University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada

D. Elliott

Affiliations and Expertise

Motor Behaviour Laboratory, Department of Physical Education, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada