Visual Adaptation to an Altered Correlation between Eye Movement and Head Movement

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Science  26 Apr 1968:
Vol. 160, Issue 3826, pp. 429-430
DOI: 10.1126/science.160.3826.429


A visual target was mloved left and right in exact synchrony with vertical movements of the head. A few minutes' exposure to this novel head-movement feedback led to a change in the visual discrimlination of head movement from object movement. The critical factor in the adaptation is the novel correlation of eye and head movement elicited during the period of exposure.

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