Multisensory temporal processing in own-body contexts: plausibility of hand ownership does not improve visuo-tactile asynchrony detection

Robert T. Keys, Anina N. Rich, Regine Zopf

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Abstract

Tracking one’s own body is essential for environmental interaction, and involves integrating multisensory cues with stored information about the body’s typical features. Exactly how multisensory information is integrated in own-body perception is still unclear. For example, Ide and Hidaka (Exp Brain Res 228:43–50, 2013) found that participants made less precise visuo-tactile temporal order judgments (TOJ) when viewing hands in a plausible orientation (upright; typical for one’s own hand) compared to an implausible orientation (rotated 180°). This suggests that viewing one’s own body relaxes the precision for perceived visuo-tactile synchrony. In contrast, visuo-proprioceptive research shows improvements for multisensory temporal perception near one’s own body in asynchrony detection tasks, implying an increase in precision. Hence, it is unclear whether viewed hand orientation generally modulates the ability to detect small asynchronies between vision and touch, or if this effect is specific to TOJ tasks. We investigated whether viewed hand orientation affects detection of visuo-tactile asynchrony. In two experiments, participants viewed model hands in anatomically plausible or implausible orientations. In one experiment, we stroked the hands to induce the rubber hand illusion. Participants were asked to detect short delays (40–280 ms) between vision (an LED flash on the model hand) and touch (a tap to fingertip of the participant’s hidden hand) in a two-interval forced-choice task. Bayesian analyses show that our data provide strong evidence that viewed hand orientation does not affect visuo-tactile asynchrony detection. This study suggests the mechanisms for fine-grained time perception differ between visuo-tactile and visuo-proprioceptive contexts.

LanguageEnglish
Pages1431–1443
Number of pages13
JournalExperimental Brain Research
Volume236
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2018

Fingerprint

Ownership
Touch
Hand
Time Perception
Aptitude
Bayes Theorem
Rubber
Cues

Cite this

@article{124d2a1a16254e02b5bf2e56cd631a12,
title = "Multisensory temporal processing in own-body contexts: plausibility of hand ownership does not improve visuo-tactile asynchrony detection",
abstract = "Tracking one’s own body is essential for environmental interaction, and involves integrating multisensory cues with stored information about the body’s typical features. Exactly how multisensory information is integrated in own-body perception is still unclear. For example, Ide and Hidaka (Exp Brain Res 228:43–50, 2013) found that participants made less precise visuo-tactile temporal order judgments (TOJ) when viewing hands in a plausible orientation (upright; typical for one’s own hand) compared to an implausible orientation (rotated 180°). This suggests that viewing one’s own body relaxes the precision for perceived visuo-tactile synchrony. In contrast, visuo-proprioceptive research shows improvements for multisensory temporal perception near one’s own body in asynchrony detection tasks, implying an increase in precision. Hence, it is unclear whether viewed hand orientation generally modulates the ability to detect small asynchronies between vision and touch, or if this effect is specific to TOJ tasks. We investigated whether viewed hand orientation affects detection of visuo-tactile asynchrony. In two experiments, participants viewed model hands in anatomically plausible or implausible orientations. In one experiment, we stroked the hands to induce the rubber hand illusion. Participants were asked to detect short delays (40–280 ms) between vision (an LED flash on the model hand) and touch (a tap to fingertip of the participant’s hidden hand) in a two-interval forced-choice task. Bayesian analyses show that our data provide strong evidence that viewed hand orientation does not affect visuo-tactile asynchrony detection. This study suggests the mechanisms for fine-grained time perception differ between visuo-tactile and visuo-proprioceptive contexts.",
keywords = "multisensory perception, temporal synchrony perception, body representation, body ownership, visuotactile interaction, rubber hand illusion",
author = "Keys, {Robert T.} and Rich, {Anina N.} and Regine Zopf",
year = "2018",
month = "5",
doi = "10.1007/s00221-018-5232-4",
language = "English",
volume = "236",
pages = "1431–1443",
journal = "Experimental Brain Research",
issn = "0014-4819",
publisher = "Springer, Springer Nature",
number = "5",

}

Multisensory temporal processing in own-body contexts : plausibility of hand ownership does not improve visuo-tactile asynchrony detection. / Keys, Robert T.; Rich, Anina N.; Zopf, Regine.

In: Experimental Brain Research, Vol. 236, No. 5, 05.2018, p. 1431–1443.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Multisensory temporal processing in own-body contexts

T2 - Experimental Brain Research

AU - Keys,Robert T.

AU - Rich,Anina N.

AU - Zopf,Regine

PY - 2018/5

Y1 - 2018/5

N2 - Tracking one’s own body is essential for environmental interaction, and involves integrating multisensory cues with stored information about the body’s typical features. Exactly how multisensory information is integrated in own-body perception is still unclear. For example, Ide and Hidaka (Exp Brain Res 228:43–50, 2013) found that participants made less precise visuo-tactile temporal order judgments (TOJ) when viewing hands in a plausible orientation (upright; typical for one’s own hand) compared to an implausible orientation (rotated 180°). This suggests that viewing one’s own body relaxes the precision for perceived visuo-tactile synchrony. In contrast, visuo-proprioceptive research shows improvements for multisensory temporal perception near one’s own body in asynchrony detection tasks, implying an increase in precision. Hence, it is unclear whether viewed hand orientation generally modulates the ability to detect small asynchronies between vision and touch, or if this effect is specific to TOJ tasks. We investigated whether viewed hand orientation affects detection of visuo-tactile asynchrony. In two experiments, participants viewed model hands in anatomically plausible or implausible orientations. In one experiment, we stroked the hands to induce the rubber hand illusion. Participants were asked to detect short delays (40–280 ms) between vision (an LED flash on the model hand) and touch (a tap to fingertip of the participant’s hidden hand) in a two-interval forced-choice task. Bayesian analyses show that our data provide strong evidence that viewed hand orientation does not affect visuo-tactile asynchrony detection. This study suggests the mechanisms for fine-grained time perception differ between visuo-tactile and visuo-proprioceptive contexts.

AB - Tracking one’s own body is essential for environmental interaction, and involves integrating multisensory cues with stored information about the body’s typical features. Exactly how multisensory information is integrated in own-body perception is still unclear. For example, Ide and Hidaka (Exp Brain Res 228:43–50, 2013) found that participants made less precise visuo-tactile temporal order judgments (TOJ) when viewing hands in a plausible orientation (upright; typical for one’s own hand) compared to an implausible orientation (rotated 180°). This suggests that viewing one’s own body relaxes the precision for perceived visuo-tactile synchrony. In contrast, visuo-proprioceptive research shows improvements for multisensory temporal perception near one’s own body in asynchrony detection tasks, implying an increase in precision. Hence, it is unclear whether viewed hand orientation generally modulates the ability to detect small asynchronies between vision and touch, or if this effect is specific to TOJ tasks. We investigated whether viewed hand orientation affects detection of visuo-tactile asynchrony. In two experiments, participants viewed model hands in anatomically plausible or implausible orientations. In one experiment, we stroked the hands to induce the rubber hand illusion. Participants were asked to detect short delays (40–280 ms) between vision (an LED flash on the model hand) and touch (a tap to fingertip of the participant’s hidden hand) in a two-interval forced-choice task. Bayesian analyses show that our data provide strong evidence that viewed hand orientation does not affect visuo-tactile asynchrony detection. This study suggests the mechanisms for fine-grained time perception differ between visuo-tactile and visuo-proprioceptive contexts.

KW - multisensory perception

KW - temporal synchrony perception

KW - body representation

KW - body ownership

KW - visuotactile interaction

KW - rubber hand illusion

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85044079286&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DE140100499

U2 - 10.1007/s00221-018-5232-4

DO - 10.1007/s00221-018-5232-4

M3 - Article

VL - 236

SP - 1431

EP - 1443

JO - Experimental Brain Research

JF - Experimental Brain Research

SN - 0014-4819

IS - 5

ER -