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Heaviness Perception Dynamics in the Leg and Arm

Abstract Perceived heaviness of lifted objects has been shown to scale to a ratio of muscle activity and movement during elbow lifts. This scaling reflects the importance of the forces applied to an object and the resulting kinematics for this perception. The current study determined whether these perceived heaviness dynamics are similar in other lifting conditions. Anatomically sourced context-conditioned variability has implications for motor control. The current study investigated whether these implications also hold for heaviness perception. In two experiments participants lifted objects with knee extension lifts and with several arm lifts and reported perceived heaviness. The resulting psychophysiological functions revealed the hypothesiz... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Waddell, Morgan Leigh (Author) / Amazeen, Eric L (Advisor) / Amazeen, Polemnia G (Committee member) / Brewer, Gene A (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / EMG / Heaviness Perception / Lifting Kinematics / Psychophysics
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 67 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Psychology 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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