How removing visual information affects grasping movements

C. Bozzacchi, Eli Brenner, Jeroen B Smeets, Robert Volcic, Fulvio Domini

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Our interaction with objects is facilitated by the availability of visual feedback. Here, we investigate how and when visual feedback affects the way we grasp an object. Based on the main views on grasping (reach-and-grasp and double-pointing views), we designed four experiments to test: (1) whether the availability of visual feedback influences the digits independently, and (2) whether the absence of visual feedback affects the initial part of the movement. Our results show that occluding (part of) the hand's movement path influences the movement trajectory from the beginning. Thus, people consider the available feedback when planning their movements. The influence of the visual feedback depends on which digit is occluded, but its effect is not restricted to the occluded digit. Our findings indicate that the control mechanisms are more complex than those suggested by current views on grasping.

Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)985-995
TijdschriftExperimental Brain Research
StatusGepubliceerd - 2018


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