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dc.contributor.supervisor Gonzalez, Claudia L. R.
dc.contributor.author Coelho, Lara A.
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-12T20:04:31Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-12T20:04:31Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/4618
dc.description.abstract The internal perception of the hands has been found to be distorted. These distortions feature hand width that is overestimated and finger length that is underestimated. The purpose of this thesis was to explore the conditions in which hand perception is distorted. Two experiments were based on two hypotheses: 1) hand perception resembles its anatomical dimensions when perceived holistically; and 2) part of the distortion is as a result of different sensory modalities interfering with one another. The results confirmed the distorted characteristics, and both experiments had one group of participants that performed significantly more accurately. When participants pointed to their fingers in succession (experiment 1), the distortion was significantly reduced. In experiment 2, participants had better perception when using haptics but were more distorted when using vision or vision and haptics. This suggests that vision but not haptics interferes with having an anatomically accurate perception.   en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Kinesiology and Physical Education en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject hands en_US
dc.subject perception en_US
dc.subject somatosensory en_US
dc.title An investigation of the distorted characteristics of hand representation en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0575 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0648 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US
dc.embargo No en_US


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