Purchase this article with an account.
Evan Cesanek, Fulvio Domini; Depth cue reweighting requires altered correlations with haptic feedback. Journal of Vision 2019;19(14):3. doi: https://doi.org/10.1167/19.14.3.
Download citation file:
© ARVO (1962-2015); The Authors (2016-present)
Depth cue reweighting is a feedback-driven learning process that modifies the relative influences of different sources of three-dimensional shape information in perceptual judgments and or motor planning. In this study, we investigated the mechanism supporting reweighting of stereo and texture information by manipulating the haptic feedback obtained during a series of grasping movements. At the end of each grasp, the fingers closed down on a physical object that was consistent with one of the two cues, depending on the condition. Previous studies have shown that this style of visuomotor training leads to cue reweighting for perceptual judgments, but the time course has never been documented for a single training session, and many questions remain regarding the underlying mechanism, such as the pattern of feedback signals required to drive reweighting. We address these issues in two experiments, finding short-term changes in the motor response consistent with cue reweighting: the slope of the grip aperture with respect to the reliable cue increased, whereas the slope with respect to the unreliable cue decreased. Critically, Experiment 2 shows that slope changes do not occur when one of the cues is rendered with a constant bias; the grip aperture simply becomes uniformly larger or smaller. Our findings support a model of cue reweighting driven by altered correlations between haptic feedback and individual cues, rather than simple mismatches, which can be resolved by other mechanisms such as sensorimotor adaptation or cue recalibration.
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only