Isolation of the muscular component in a proprioceptive spatial aftereffect

John K. Collins*

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Discusses the unresolved question of muscular involvement in the kinesthetic sense modality when both physiological and behavioral data are examined. The relevancy of the type of stimulation used in psychological research can be held in question. The spatial component of limb stimulation was held constant and muscular activity varied in a study with 21 undergraduates. A muscular aftereffect was found which, it is suggested, should more properly be called a proprioceptive spatial aftereffect to distinguish it from the kinesthetic spatial aftereffect. (17 ref.) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-299
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Experimental Psychology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1971



  • proprioceptive spatial aftereffect, isolation of muscular component

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