Brenner E, Smeets J B J, 2006, "Visual control of the hand when intercepting moving targets" Perception 35 ECVP Abstract Supplement
Visual control of the hand when intercepting moving targets
E Brenner, J B J Smeets
We are so good at intercepting moving targets that we often do not realise how complicated a task it can be. Even the simple issue of when and where to make contact with the target is not at all trivial, because, although the two are obviously interdependent, there is no single correct choice of a combination of time and place. There can be many reasons for choosing a certain combination, just as there can be many reasons for choosing a certain movement trajectory and velocity profile. We discuss some of these reasons and try to determine how flexible people are in selecting a strategy, and whether the strategy that they select is likely to be optimal in terms of performance. For instance, do people choose a different trajectory if there are obstacles nearby?
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