Multisensory integration impacts coordination
G. Zelic*, D. Mottet* and J. Lagarde*
Movement To Health, EuroMov, Montpellier 1 University, 700 Av. Pic Saint Loup 34090 Montpellier, France
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, denis.mottet@ univ-montp1.fr, julien.lagarde@ univmontp1.fr
Behavioral benefits have been recently evidenced via multisensory integration process. Reaction times, detection or synchronization performances could be made more efficient by a bimodal stimulation than by its unimodal components. We questioned about the generalization of such results on a more challenging behavioral task. We used a well-known bimanual coordination task in which participants have to synchronize with audio, tactile or audio-tactile metronomes. Results show that according to the intrinsic parameters of the metronome, audio-tactile events could lead to higher coordination performance scores than its corresponding unimodal components.
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