Self-Motion Perception Induced by Cutaneous Sensation Caused by Constant Wind


We first in the history of vection research, challenged to induce cutaneous vection by providing the participants body with wind. Participants wore an eye mask to block out all outside visual information, and white noise was presented through a pair of earphones to block out all outside auditory information. We also provided body sway by using a horse-riding machine. The constant wind was provided to the participants from the front, side and behind of them. The results clearly showed that the cutaneous vection by wind was obtained in almost all participants. Even by only wind to the body could induce vection.

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Murata, K. , Seno, T. , Ozawa, Y. & Ichihara, S. (2014). Self-Motion Perception Induced by Cutaneous Sensation Caused by Constant Wind. Psychology, 5, 1777-1782. doi: 10.4236/psych.2014.515184.

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