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dc.contributor.authorGarrison, Brian
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-28 20:25:19 (GMT)
dc.date.available2009-08-28 20:25:19 (GMT)
dc.date.issued2009-08-28T20:25:19Z
dc.date.submitted2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10012/4648
dc.description.abstractPeripersonal (reachable) and extrapersonal (beyond reach) space is linked to hand perception. Using a tool to reach farther than normal recalibrates previously unreachable space as peripersonal, evidenced by Intraparietal Sulcus (IPS) activity related to hand perception and lateral biases during line bisection. The current study looked at the role of a visual connection between the hand and body in the ability to manipulate objects within the extended area of reach. In an immersive virtual environment, participants bisected lines using a connected hand (via arm), a disconnected hand, or a floating dot. A rightward shift in bisection was seen only for the dot condition for far lines, indicating that it was the only "tool" incapable of extending peripersonal space.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Waterlooen
dc.subjectspatial perceptionen
dc.subjectreachingen
dc.subjectline bisectionen
dc.subjectvirtualen
dc.subjectperipersonal spaceen
dc.subjecttool useen
dc.titleDisconnected Connections: Extending Peripersonal Space with a Virtual Handen
dc.typeMaster Thesisen
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dc.pendingfalseen
dc.subject.programPsychology (Behavioural Neuroscience)en
uws-etd.degree.departmentPsychologyen
uws-etd.degreeMaster of Artsen
uws.typeOfResourceTexten
uws.peerReviewStatusUnrevieweden
uws.scholarLevelGraduateen


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