How voluntary movements affect cross-modal temporal perception

Taiki Ogata, Masayasu Furusato, Masanori Yokoyama, Takayuki Nozawa, Yoshihiro Miyake

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We investigated the effect of voluntary movements on cross-modal simultaneous perception using auditory-tactile Temporal Order Judgment (TOJ) task in which participants judged which stimuli had been presented first. In experiment 1, we examined which voluntary movement or proprioceptive information affected TOJ. In experiment 2, we examined the effects of the duration of the voluntary movement and the prediction of the timing of stimuli presentation. When the prediction was available, not the proprioceptive information but the voluntary movements enhanced the temporal resolution of TOJ. According to the increasing of the duration, the point of subjective simultaneity shifted from auditory-first presentation to tactile-first presentation. This result could be attributed to decreasing of attention to the tactile sensation by voluntary movement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSICE 2011 - SICE Annual Conference 2011, Final Program and Abstracts
PublisherSociety of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9784907764395
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 1
Event50th Annual Conference on Society of Instrument and Control Engineers, SICE 2011 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2011 Sep 132011 Sep 18

Publication series

NameProceedings of the SICE Annual Conference


Other50th Annual Conference on Society of Instrument and Control Engineers, SICE 2011


  • simultaneous perception
  • temporal order judgment
  • temporal prediction
  • voluntary movement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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