Spatialized Sound Influences Biomechanical Self-Motion Illusion ("Vection")

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Date created: 
2010
Keywords: 
Auditory cues
Biomechanical vection
Self-motion illusions
Abstract: 

Although moving auditory cues have long been known to induce self-motion illusions (“circular vection”) in blindfolded participants, little is known about how spatial sound can facilitate or interfere with vection induced by other non-visual modalities like biomechanical cues. To address this issue, biomechanical circular vection was induced in seated, stationary participants by having them step sideways along a rotating floor (“circular treadmill”) turning at 60 /s (see Fig. 1, top). Three research hypotheses were tested by comparing four different sound conditions in combination with the same biomechanical vection-inducing stimulus.

Language: 
English
Document type: 
Article
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