Skip to main content
Log in

Dynamic and predictive links between touch and vision

  • Research Article
  • Published:
Experimental Brain Research Aims and scope Submit manuscript

Abstract

We investigated crossmodal links between vision and touch for moving objects. In experiment 1, observers discriminated visual targets presented randomly at one of five locations on their forearm. Tactile pulses simulating motion along the forearm preceded visual targets. At short tactile-visual ISIs, discriminations were more rapid when the final tactile pulse and visual target were at the same location. At longer ISIs, discriminations were more rapid when the visual target was offset in the motion direction and were slower for offsets opposite to the motion direction. In experiment 2, speeded tactile discriminations at one of three random locations on the forearm were preceded by a visually simulated approaching object. Discriminations were more rapid when the object approached the location of the tactile stimulation and discrimination performance was dependent on the approaching object’s time to contact. These results demonstrate dynamic links in the spatial mapping between vision and touch.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this article

Subscribe and save

Springer+ Basic
EUR 32.99 /Month
  • Get 10 units per month
  • Download Article/Chapter or Ebook
  • 1 Unit = 1 Article or 1 Chapter
  • Cancel anytime
Subscribe now

Buy Now

Price excludes VAT (USA)
Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout.

Instant access to the full article PDF.

Similar content being viewed by others

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Rob Gray.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Gray, R., Tan, H.Z. Dynamic and predictive links between touch and vision. Exp Brain Res 145, 50–55 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-002-1085-x

Download citation

  • Received:

  • Accepted:

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-002-1085-x

Keywords

Navigation