What you see is not always what you do

Friday, October 23, 2009 - 07:00 in Psychology & Sociology

Imagine: during lunch your colleague throws an apple to you. You catch it (of course) without difficulty. No problem. But what actually happened? Did you consciously decide to catch the apple with two hands? And how did your hands know where they had to be to catch the apple? According to Dutch researcher Hemke van Doorn you can catch an apple like this thanks to the close cooperation between two separate visual systems. He has now established for the first time how these areas cooperate...

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