The role of vision in detecting and correcting fingertip force errors during object lifting

submitted by: gbucking
Vision provides many reliable cues about the likely weight of an object, allowing individuals to predict how heavy it will be. The forces used to lift an object for the first time reflect these predictions. This, however, leads to inevitable errors during lifts of objects that weigh unexpected amounts. Fortunately, these errors are rarely made twice in a row—lifters have the impressive ability to detect and correct large or small misapplications of fingertip forces, even while experiencing...
Authors: Gavin Buckingham, Nathalie s. Ranger, Melvyn a. Goodale