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Tactile interactions in the path of tactile apparent motion

Hidaka, Souta, Tamè, Luigi, Longo, Matthew R. (2021) Tactile interactions in the path of tactile apparent motion. Cognition, 209 . Article Number 104569. ISSN 0010-0277. (doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2020.104569) (KAR id:85299)

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Perceptual completion is a fundamental perceptual function serving to maintain robust perception against noise. For example, we can perceive a vivid experience of motion even for the discrete inputs across time and space (apparent motion: AM). In vision, stimuli irrelevant to AM perception are suppressed to maintain smooth AM perception along the AM trajectory where no physical inputs are applied. We investigated whether such perceptual masking induced by perceptual completion of dynamic inputs is general across sensory modalities by focusing on touch. Participants tried to detect a vibro-tactile target stimulus presented along the trajectory of AM induced by two other tactile stimuli on the forearm. In a control condition, the inducing stimuli were applied simultaneously, resulting in no motion percept. Tactile target detection was impaired with tactile AM. Our findings support the notion that the perceptual masking induced by perceptual completion mechanism of AM is a general function rather than a sensory specific effect.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.cognition.2020.104569
Uncontrolled keywords: apparent motion; perceptual completion; perceptual masking; touch
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Luigi Tame
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2021 09:32 UTC
Last Modified: 31 Dec 2021 00:00 UTC
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