An integrative model of visual control of action




The present study offers an integrative proposal of a model of visual control of action, specifically in relation to the visually directed tasks. Within these models, the calibration between visual signals and vestibulo-kinesthetic signals is of fundamental importance, especially in the case of visually directed tasks. The Hierarchical Control Model (Marken, 1985), the Functional Organization Model (Rieser et al., 1995), the Time-based Heuristics (Lederman et al., 1987), and the Model of Visual Control of Locomotion (Lee & Lishman, 1977b), are integrated into a single model, which still incorporates recent developments in empirical research. The proposed model provides a theoretical framework to guide the experimental research of the visual control of action, in order to determine the processing steps and paths not yet clarified by the empirical evidence.


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