Audio-tactile cues from an object's fall change estimates of one's body height

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Show simple item record Tajadura Jiménez, Ana Deroy, Ophelia Marquardt, Torsten Bianchi-Berthouze, Nadia Asai, Tomohisa Kimura, Toshitaka Kitagawa, Norimichi 2018-07-02T15:01:08Z 2018-07-02T15:01:08Z 2018-06-27
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Deroy, O., Marquardt, T., Bianchi-Berthouze, N., Asai, T., Kimura, T., Kitagawa, N. (2018). Audio-tactile cues from an object's fall change estimates of one's body height. PLoS ONE 13(6): e0199354
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dc.description.abstract When we drop an object from our hands, we use internal models of both our body height and object-motion to predict when it will hit the floor. What happens if the sensory feedback finally received from the impact conflicts with this prediction? The present study shows that such conflict results in changes in the internal estimates of our body height: When the object people dropped takes longer than expected to hit the floor, they report feeling taller and behave as if their legs were longer. This provides the first evidence of cross-modal recalibration of body-height representations as a function of changes in the distant environment. Crucially, the recalibration results from a mismatch between the predicted and actual outcome of an action, the ball's release and impact, which are causally-related but separated in space and time. These results suggest that implicit models of object-motion can interact with implicit and explicit models of one's body height.
dc.description.sponsorship ATJ was supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC, UK, grant ES/K001477/1 (The hearing body), by the research project DEEP BRAIN COMMUNICATION funded by The Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation of Japan (, and by RYC-2014-15421 and PSI2016-79004-R (MAGIC SHOES: Changing sedentary lifestyles by altering mental body-representation using sensory feedback; AEI/FEDER, UE), Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad of Spain ( OD was supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC, UK, RTS (Rethinking the senses) grant AH/L007053/1.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Plos
dc.rights Atribución 3.0 España
dc.title Audio-tactile cues from an object's fall change estimates of one's body height
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Informática
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dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. RYC-2014-15421
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. PSI2016-79004-R
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dc.identifier.publicationissue 6
dc.identifier.publicationtitle PLoS One
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 13
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000021357
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