Category Archives: Action

“No sense does anything independently and listing 33 of them may be counterproductive” – Laurence Harris

What is the most interesting paper you came across recently? Why? Dokka K, Kenyon R V., Keshner E A., Kording KP. 2010. Self versus environment motion in postural control. PLoS Computational Biology, 6. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000680. This paper applies sophisticated multisensory analysis techniques to address a fundamental problem: namely, how one can tell the difference between sensory information generated by our own movement […]

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Dokka et al. 2010. “Self versus environment motion in postural control”

Abstract. To stabilize our position in space we use visual information as well as non-visual physical motion cues. However, visual cues can be ambiguous: visually perceived motion may be caused by self-movement, movement of the environment, or both. The nervous system must combine the ambiguous visual cues with noisy physical motion cues to resolve this ambiguity and control our body posture. […]

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“As a kid, I was fascinated by the display on visual illusions” – Vincent Hayward

What is the most interesting paper you came across recently (please provide a full reference)? Why? May sound silly but I got a kick of Adrian, E. D. (1931). Croonian lecture: the messages in sensory nerve fibres and their interpretation. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Containing Papers of a Biological Character, 1-18.   What’s your preferred sensory […]

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