Opposing Resistance to the Head Movement Does not Affect Space Perception During Head Rotations

  • Jean Blouin
  • Nicolas Amade
  • Jean-Louis Vercher
  • Gabriel Gauthier


The neural encoding of the visual space is still a central issue in the general field of neurophysiology and psychophysiology. Many questions tickle the curiosity of the researchers in the face of spectacular daily spatial performance. Among the current questions that authors attempt to solve is how the central nervous system (CNS) updates the egocentric position of objects from the environment during self-motion? What is the nature of the cues that individuals rely on to determine the new position of objects with respect to the body after such displacements? How is the heterogeneous sensory information centrally processed to provide an uniformed and coherent representation of the extracorporeal world?


Head Movement Target Position Head Rotation Neck Muscle Efference Copy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean Blouin
    • 1
  • Nicolas Amade
    • 1
  • Jean-Louis Vercher
    • 1
  • Gabriel Gauthier
    • 1
  1. 1.Movement and PerceptionCNRS and Université de la MéditerranéeMarseilleFrance

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