Jan 1, 2013

Wearing heavy iron clogs can inhibit vection

Multisensory Research
Takeharu SenoSachiko Kiyokawa

Abstract

Visually induced illusory self-motion perception is termed vection. We measured vection strength in participants wearing either wooden or iron clogs together with or without a weight-jacket (four conditions). We hypothesized that the heavier items would inhibit vection more because they make locomotion difficult. Results partially showed that the iron clogs could inhibit vection. We concluded that cognition of the fact that the heavier iron clogs made locomotion difficult might function as an inhibitor of vection, suggesting that cognition can alter vection strength.

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Locomotion
Kinesthesis
Illusions, Visual
Motion Perception
Ambulation
Shoes

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