Hostname: page-component-8448b6f56d-tj2md Total loading time: 0 Render date: 2024-04-21T22:18:26.826Z Has data issue: false hasContentIssue false

Asynchronous neural integration: Compensation or computational tolerance and skill acquisition?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 May 2008

James E. Cutting
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-7601. jec7@cornell.eduhttp://people.psych.cornell.edu/~jec7/index.htm

Abstract

Nijhawan argues that neural compensation is necessary to account for couplings of perception and action. Although perhaps true in some cases, computational tolerance for asynchronously arriving continuous information is of more importance. Moreover, some of the everyday venues Nijhawan uses to argue for the relevance of prediction and compensation can be better ascribed to skill.

Type
Open Peer Commentary
Copyright
Copyright ©Cambridge University Press 2008

Access options

Get access to the full version of this content by using one of the access options below. (Log in options will check for institutional or personal access. Content may require purchase if you do not have access.)

References

Beilock, S. L., Bertenthal, B. I., McCoy, A. M. & Carr, T. H. (2004) Haste does not always make waste: Expertise, direction of attention, and speed versus accuracy in performing sensorimotor skills. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review 11:373–79.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Bootsma, R. J. & van Wieringen, P. C. W. (1990) Timing an attacking forehand drive in table tennis. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 16:2129.Google Scholar
Farrer, C., Frey, S. H., Van Horn, J. D., Tunik, E., Turk, D., Inati, S. & Grafton, S. T. (2008) The angular gyrus computes action awareness representations. Cerebral Cortex 18(2):254–61.Google Scholar
Grant, K. W., van Wassenhove, V., & Poeppel, D. (2004) Detection of auditory (cross-spectral) and auditory-visual (cross-modality) asynchrony. Speech Communication 44:4353.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Land, M. F. & McLeod, P. (2000) From eye movements to actions: how batsmen hit the ball. Nature Neuroscience 3(12):1340–45.Google Scholar
Lobjois, R., Benguigui, N. & Bertsch, J. (2006) The effect of aging and tennis playing on coincidence-timing accuracy. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity 14(1):7598.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Stuart, A., Kalinowski, J., Rastatter, M. P. & Lynch, K. (2002) Effect of delayed auditory feedback on normal speakers at two speech rates. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 111:2237–41.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Tresilian, J. R. (1993) Four questions of time to contact: A critical examination of research on interceptive timing. Perception 22(6):653–80.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Watts, R. G. & Bahill, A. T. (1990) Keep your eye on the ball: The science and folklore of baseball. W. H. Freeman.Google Scholar