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Multiple Concurrent Visual-Motor Mappings: Implications for Models of Adaptation  (1994)
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Previous research on adaptation to visual-motor rearrangement suggests that the central nervous system represents accurately only 1 visual-motor mapping at a time. This idea was examined in 3 experiments where subjects tracked a moving target under repeated alternations between 2 initially interfering mappings (the "normal" mapping characteristic of computer input devices and a 108 rotation of the normal mapping). Alternation between the 2 mappings led to significant reduction in error under the rotated mapping and significant reduction in the adaptation aftereffect ordinarily caused by switching between mappings. Color as a discriminative cue, interference versus decay in adaptation aftereffect, and intermanual transfer were also examined. The results reveal a capacity for multiple concurrent visual-motor mappings, possibly controlled by a para netric process near.
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adaptation, adaptation, aftereffect, central nervous system, Color as a discriminative cue, mapping, visual motor, visual-motor
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Journal of Experimental Psychology: Copyright 1994 by the American Psychological Association, Inc. Human Perception and Performance 1994, Vol 20, No. 5, 987-999
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