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Multisensory perception during locomotion

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Ernst,  M
Research Group Multisensory Perception and Action, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society;

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Souman,  JL
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;

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Ernst, M., & Souman, J. (2008). Multisensory perception during locomotion. Talk presented at XXIX. International Congress of Psychology (ICP 2008). Berlin, Germany.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0013-C80F-3
Abstract
A multitude of sensory signals and perceptual processes are involved in the control of human walking. In return, also the human walking behaviour has a profound effect on the way we perceive the world. To investigate the interaction between multisensory perception and locomotion we constructed different locomotion environments containing a treadmill and some visualization. We focus here on the perception of visual motion and the interaction with walking speed. In several studies we found that motion perception is increased for high visual speeds and decreased for low visual speeds. The results will be discussed in terms of multisensory integration.