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Touch can change visual slant perception

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

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Banks,  MS
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society;

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Bülthoff,  HH
Department Human Perception, Cognition and Action, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society;

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Ernst, M., Banks, M., & Bülthoff, H. (2000). Touch can change visual slant perception. Nature Neuroscience, 3(1), 69-73. doi:10.1038/71140.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0013-E573-A
Abstract
The visual system uses several signals to deduce the three- dimensional structure of the environment, including binocular disparity, texture gradients, shading and motion parallax. Although each of these sources of information is independently insufficient to yield reliable three-dimensional structure from everyday scenes, the visual system combines them by weighting the available information; altering the weights would therefore change the perceived structure. We report that haptic feedback (active touch) increases the weight of a consistent surface- slant signal relative to inconsistent signals. Thus, appearance of a subsequently viewed surface is changed: the surface appears slanted in the direction specified by the haptically reinforced signal.