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We adapted the crossmodal dynamic capture task to investigate the modulation of visuotactile crossmodal integration by unimodal visual perceptual grouping. The influence of finger posture on this interaction was also explored. Participants were required to judge the direction of a tactile apparent motion stream (moving either to the left or to the right) presented to their crossed or uncrossed index fingers. The participants were instructed to ignore a distracting visual apparent motion stream, comprised of either 2 or 6 lights presented concurrently with the tactile stimuli. More crossmodal dynamic capture of the direction of the tactile apparent motion stream by the visual apparent motion stream was observed in the 2-lights condition than in the 6-lights condition. This interaction was not modulated by finger posture. These results suggest that visual intramodal perceptual grouping constrains the crossmodal binding of visual and tactile apparent motion information, irrespective of finger posture.

Original publication

DOI

10.1007/s00221-006-0485-8

Type

Journal article

Journal

Exp Brain Res

Publication Date

10/2006

Volume

174

Pages

510 - 516

Keywords

Adult, Analysis of Variance, Dose-Response Relationship, Radiation, Female, Humans, Male, Motion, Motion Perception, Photic Stimulation, Psychomotor Performance, Reaction Time, Space Perception, Touch