DOI: 10.14704/nq.2017.15.3.1099

Spatial Information is Exploited to Adjust Hand Movement When Hitting Moving Target

Rixin Tang, Zhijun Zhang, Yuli Liu, Zhipeng Wang


When hitting a moving target, hand movement has to be adjusted according to online information. But it is not clear whether other information would be the used if temporal information has been provided to direct the interception action of hand. This study investigated how the kinematics of interception movement were affected by moving target in different conditions. Three kinds of targets including stationary, uniform motion and accelerated motion were hit by participants. The result reveals that although three tasks are performed within the same time, the hand movements are significantly different. This suggests that in addition to temporal information, spatial information also plays an important role in the motor control during interception.


Interception, Time to Contact, Spatial Information, Temporal Information

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