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DOES INTERMITTENCE IN INDUCED ROTARY MOVEMENT HAVE ANY EXPLANATORY SIGNIFICANCE

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Reinhardt-Rutland, Anthony (1991) DOES INTERMITTENCE IN INDUCED ROTARY MOVEMENT HAVE ANY EXPLANATORY SIGNIFICANCE. PERCEPTION & PSYCHOPHYSICS, 49 (6). pp. 579-582. [Journal article]

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Abstract

Induced rotary movement has been reported to start and stop repeatedly during 1 min of observation. This has been taken as evidence for the involvement either of cyclorotational optokinetic nystagmus or of roll vection. Both assertions are dubious. Regarding cyclorotational optokinetic nystagmus, available evidence shows that it is too weak to be important in induced rotary movement. Also, induced rotary movement and cyclorotational optokinetic nystagmus are affected differently by the velocity of eliciting stimulation. Regarding roll vection, the conditions for its intermittence do not match those for induced rotary movement. Also, although aftereffects for induced rotary movement are negative, those for roll vection are positive and negative. Intermittence in induced rotary movement may be parsimoniously explained as characteristic of a weak effect.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
ID Code:1817
Deposited By:Mrs Fiona Harkin
Deposited On:23 Dec 2009 09:47
Last Modified:23 Dec 2009 09:47

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