Vestibular Cognition: From Sensory Predictions to Mental Imagery

Mast, Fred W. (13 February 2017). Vestibular Cognition: From Sensory Predictions to Mental Imagery (Unpublished). In: 40th Annual MidWinter Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology. Baltimore, MD. 11.02.-15.02.2017.

Vestibular cognition has recently gained attention. In this session we will discuss several studies involving vestibular patients that showed that imagined spatial transformations and the processing of real vestibular information share common mechanisms. We suggest that the mechanisms that are in the service of sensory predictions can also operate offline, such that they are drawn upon when people simulate body movements (e.g. during spatial perspective transformations). We will discuss how known vestibular pathways could be involved in offline operations, and how interactions between online sensorimotor processing and offline usage might occur.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)


07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Cognitive Psychology, Perception and Methodology

UniBE Contributor:

Mast, Fred


100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology




Fred Mast

Date Deposited:

28 Jul 2017 09:41

Last Modified:

19 Oct 2021 10:56

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Symposium "Vestibular Influences on Cognitive Function"


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