Print Email Facebook Twitter Integration of visual and inertial cues in the perception of angular self-motion Title Integration of visual and inertial cues in the perception of angular self-motion Author de Winkel, K.N. Soyka, F. Barnett-Cowan, M. Bülthoff, H.H. Groen, E.L. Werkhoven, P.J. Publication year 2013 Abstract The brain is able to determine angular self-motion from visual, vestibular, and kinesthetic information. There is compelling evidence that both humans and non-human primates integrate visual and inertial (i.e., vestibular and kinesthetic) information in a statistically optimal fashion when discriminating heading direction. In the present study, we investigated whether the brain also integrates information about angular self-motion in a similar manner. Eight participants performed a 2IFC task in which they discriminated yaw-rotations (2-s sinusoidal acceleration) on peak velocity. Just-noticeable differences (JNDs) were determined as a measure of precision in unimodal inertial-only and visual-only trials, as well as in bimodal visual-inertial trials. The visual stimulus was a moving stripe pattern, synchronized with the inertial motion. Peak velocity of comparison stimuli was varied relative to the standard stimulus. Individual analyses showed that data of three participants showed an increase in bimodal precision, consistent with the optimal integration model; while data from the other participants did not conform to maximum-likelihood integration schemes. We suggest that either the sensory cues were not perceived as congruent, that integration might be achieved with fixed weights, or that estimates of visual precision obtained from non-moving observers do not accurately reflect visual precision during self-motion. © 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Subject HumanPCS - Perceptual and Cognitive SystemsBSS - Behavioural and Societal SciencesVisionHealthy LivingInertialMaximum likelihoodMultisensory integrationSelf-motionVestibularVisual To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:2d5ba358-8778-4474-bf16-df5a94393487 DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-013-3683-1 TNO identifier 482951 ISSN 0014-4819 Source Experimental Brain Research, 231 (2), 209-218 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.