Wearing heavy iron clogs can inhibit vection

Takeharu Seno, Keiga Abe, Sachiko Kiyokawa

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    Visually induced illusory self-motion perception is termed vection. We measured vection strength in participants wearing either wooden or iron clogs together with or without a weight-jacket (four conditions). We hypothesized that the heavier items would inhibit vection more because they make locomotion difficult. Results partially showed that the iron clogs could inhibit vection. We concluded that cognition of the fact that the heavier iron clogs made locomotion difficult might function as an inhibitor of vection, suggesting that cognition can alter vection strength.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)569-580
    Number of pages12
    JournalMultisensory Research
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2013

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Sensory Systems
    • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
    • Cognitive Neuroscience

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