Sean Barton, RPI Graduate Student

 

Sean Barton, RPI Graduate Student

Sage 4101

September 14, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Bipedal locomotion has been an integral part of human evolution. As such, the way in which we walk is tightly coupled to how we perceive the world around us. Understanding how we guide and control locomotion can provide powerful insights into the cognitive mechanisms of perception and action. Here I present three that investigate the visual control of locomotion along related but diverse contexts. Experiment 1 looks at the role of vision when making rapid adjustments during locomotion. Experiment 2 investigates the role biomechanics in decision making about where to place the foot. Finally, Experiment 3 looks at the role of visual information when stepping over 3D obstacles along the path.

 

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