July 2013
Volume 13, Issue 9
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Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting Abstract  |   July 2013
Why it's good to look where you are going
Author Affiliations
  • John Wann
    Dept of Psychology, Royal Holloway University of London
    Speaker
Journal of Vision July 2013, Vol.13, 1376. doi:10.1167/13.9.1376
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      John Wann; Why it's good to look where you are going. Journal of Vision 2013;13(9):1376. doi: 10.1167/13.9.1376.

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Abstract

The control of direction and avoidance of collision is fundamental to effective locomotion. A strong body of research has explored the use of optic flow and/or eye-movement signals in judging heading. This presentation will outline research on active steering that explores the use of optic flow and eye-movement signals, but where a key aspect of effective control is where you look and when. The talk will also briefly outline studies using fMRI that highlight the neural systems that support the control model proposed from the behavioural research. Although this model is based on principles derived from optical geometry it conveniently converges on the heuristics used in advanced driver/motorcyclist training, and elite cycling, for negotiating bends at speed. Research supported by the UK EPSRC, UK ESRC, EU FP7 Marie Curie.

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