Preference of personal to extrapersonal space in a visuomotor task

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    Abstract

    The speed of visually triggered movements depends, among other things, on the time needed for visuomotor transformations. We show that it takes on average 20–40 msec less time to respond to visual stimuli when they are projected on the reacting fingers than a few centimeters away from them. The result implies significant preference of the personal space to the extrapersonal space for stimuli used in the initiation of visually triggered movements.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)305-307
    JournalJournal of Cognitive Neuroscience
    Volume8
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1996
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Keywords

    • human
    • reaction time
    • visuomotor intergation

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