Presentation Title

The Human-Body-in-Coordination as Perceptual Instrument

Advisor Information

Nicholas Stergiou

Location

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

4-3-2016 2:30 PM

End Date

4-3-2016 4:00 PM

Abstract

Haptic stimulation arising during locomotion is highly structured and closely tied to the movements of the participating limbs. The relationship between the movements of the limbs in coordination and the measure of distance-travelled obtained by the body during blind walking is non-trivial. Walked reports of distance-travelled are specific to the symmetry of the gait patterns adopted with gait patterns with equivalent symmetry giving rise to comparable measures of distance. Extending this initial finding, results from quadrupedal non-visual navigation experiments are presented. These experiments reveal that the measure of distance travelled while crawling is specific to the symmetry of the particular gait patterns adopted. These results suggest that the measure of distance obtained by the body is understandable only in terms of the global coordinated state of the action system.

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The Human-Body-in-Coordination as Perceptual Instrument

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Haptic stimulation arising during locomotion is highly structured and closely tied to the movements of the participating limbs. The relationship between the movements of the limbs in coordination and the measure of distance-travelled obtained by the body during blind walking is non-trivial. Walked reports of distance-travelled are specific to the symmetry of the gait patterns adopted with gait patterns with equivalent symmetry giving rise to comparable measures of distance. Extending this initial finding, results from quadrupedal non-visual navigation experiments are presented. These experiments reveal that the measure of distance travelled while crawling is specific to the symmetry of the particular gait patterns adopted. These results suggest that the measure of distance obtained by the body is understandable only in terms of the global coordinated state of the action system.