This volume, a posterbook based on the seventh biennial Conference of the International Society for Ecological Psychology, is a collection of compact empirical and/or theoretical articles on the study of perception and action.
Contents: Preface. Section I: Action. Part 1: Posture and Locomotion. V. Déchelette, Y. Guiard, Dynamic and Postural Preparation for Tennis Strokes: An Analysis of Stance in Professional Players. A. Delorme, J-Y. Frigon, M-C. Grothe, Postural Reactions to a Moving Environment: Influence of Ageing in Adults. L. Mouchnino, M-L. Mille, M. Cincera, A. Bardot, A. Delarque, Weight-Shifting Strategy in Below-Knee Amputees During Lateral Raising of the Leg. K. Gorday, M. Stroop, K. Adolph, E. Thelen, Toddlers' Postural Control on Different Surfaces. F. Eves, Contributions of Peripheral and Central Vision to Long Jumping. F. Danion, M. Bonnard, J. Pailhous,How Can Human Gait Be Adapted to an Imbalance Between Flexion and Extension Forces? Part 2: Interlimb Coordination. P. Amazeen, The Effect of Frequency Detuning on Learning to Stabilize a Dynamically Unstable Phase Relation. E. Amazeen, Experimental Control of the Nonlinear Drift of Coordination Equilibria. W. Byblow, Phase Attractive Dynamics and Performance Asymmetries in Bimanual Coordination. R. Carson, W. Byblow, B. Abernethy, J. Summers, Inherent and Incidental Constraints Upon Intentional Switching Between Patterns of Bimanual Coordination. D. Collins, The Detuning Factor in Elementary Coordination Dynamics. S. Mitra, P. Amazeen, Breaking the Symmetry Between Spatial and Joint Phase Space in Interlimb Coordination. B. Steenbergen, W. Hulstijn, A. de Vries, M. Berger, One- and Two-Handed Reaching and Grasping in Subjects With Spastic Hemiparesis: Asymmetry Effects. D. Sternad, E. Saltzman, Dynamics of 1:2 Interlimb Coordination in Rhythmic Movement. R. van Emmerik, R. Wagenaar, Tremor and Symmetry Properties in Bimanual Coordination in Parkinson's Disease. T. Ferrand, Y. Guiard, Fitts' Law in Cooperative Two-Person Aiming. B. O'Brien, R. Schmidt, The Dynamics of Unintentional Interpersonal Entrainment. Part 3: Control of Arm Movement. P. Beek, L. Peper, A. Post, J. Reijnen,Orbital Stability of Rhythmic Forearm Movements. D. Mottet, M-A. Dupuy, M-M. Ramanantsoa, B. Pavis, D. Artus, H. Ripoll, A Task-Dynamic Approach to Throwing Skills. P. Treffner, S. Kelso, Functional Stabilization of Unstable Fixed-Points. C. Volman, R. Geuze, Development of Temporal Stability in Unimanual Perception-Action Coupling. D. Mottet, R. Bootsma, A Dynamical Model for Fitts' Task. R. Schmidt, D. Corey, P. Fitzpatrick, M. Riley, The Oscillatory Basis of Fitts' Law. M. Sasaki, H. Mishima, K. Suzuki, M. Ohkura, Observations on Micro-Exploration in Everyday Activities. S. Spellerberg, W. Spijkers, Visual Guidance of Discrete Aiming Movements. R. Wimmers, G. Savelsbergh, P. Beek, B. Hopkins, Preliminary Evidence for a Developmental Transition from Reaching to Grasping Proper. F. Zaal, P. van Wieringen, Predetermined or Emergent Timing in Reaching to Pick Up a Moving Object. A. Bateman, J. Riddoch, G. Humphreys, S. Townsend, D. Francis, Hemisphere Specialization for Action Systems? D. Sternad, S. Schaal, C. Atkeson, Batting of a Ball: Dynamics of a Rhythmic Skill. F. Melo, Emotional State Effects on the Control of Precision Movement. Section II: Action - Perception Coupling. Part 1: Affordances. L. Mark,Perceiving the Preferred Critical Boundary for an Affordance. O. Flascher, R. Shaw, E. Kadar, T. Aromin, Intentional Perceptual Scaling Means pi(symbol) = 1. R. Pijpers, F. Bakker, Perceiving Conflicting Affordances. J. Barreiros, P. Silva, Hand Size and Grasping in Infants. C. Palmer, A. Chinitz, M. Haven, E. Greines, J. Chandler, Preschoolers' Accuracy Judging and Jumping Distances. S. Flynn, C. Henderson, The Role of Object-Actor Relative Motion in the Perception of Caught Weight. T. Stoffregen, S. Yang-Yi, K. Gorday, Perceiving Affordances for Another Person's Actions. Part 2: Laws of Control. B. Bardy, W. Warren, B. Kay, Motion Parallax Is Used to Control Posture During Walking. B. Frey, An Active Control Paradigm for the Study of Heading Perception. L. Marin, Supra-Postural Control in a Rotary Optical Flow. J. Wann, S. Rushton, D. Lee, Can You Control Where You Are Heading When You Are Looking at Where You Want to Go? A. Boyadjian, Timing in Relay Running. A. Durey, M-M. Ramanantsoa, A Quantitative Study of Parameters of Control in Approaching the Water Ski Ramp. V. Fayt, Visual Timing of a Striking Action Under Varying Approach Conditions. N-G. Kim, J. Effken, How the Future Is Specified: A Hypothesis. F-X. Li, M. Laurent, Intensity Coupling in Interceptive Tasks. F-X. Li, Intensity Coupling in Peripheral Vision. T. Stoffregen, C. Henderson, M. Sasaki, Varying the t(symbol)-Margin. M. Mulder, E. Theunissen, H. van der Vaart, Perspective Flight-Path Displays and Time-to-Wall-Crossing. J. Wann, S. Rushton, Grasping the Impossible: Stereoscopic Virtual Balls. R. van der Weel, A. van der Meer, J. Hoff, R. Ingvaldsen, Perceptual Control of Force in Slalom Skiing. Part 3: Representation. M-A. Amorim, J. Loomis, S. Fukusima, Spatial Updating of Object Shape During Real and Imagined Viewpoint Change Following Visual Preview. S. Chow, Speech Acts and Their Emplotment. F. Gaunet, C. Thinus-Blanc, Exploratory Patterns and Reactions to Spatial Change: The Role of Early Visual Experience. J. Glicksohn, I. Balmor-Braun, J. Bar-Ziv, M. Myslobodsky, Spatial Orientation and Pineal Calcification. Y. Rossetti, C. Régnier, Representations in Action: Pointing to a Target with Various Representations. M. Gonzales, E. Alves, A. Sette, Self-Organization in the Development of Representation-Action Couplings. Part 4: Development. R. Morgan, P. Rochat, The Perception of Self-Produced Leg Movement in Self- Versus Object-Oriented Contexts by 3-5-Month-Old Infants. A. Ledebt, Head Movement Organization During the First Year of Independent Walking. J. Rose, B. Bertenthal, A Longitudinal Study of the Visual Control of Posture in Infancy. B. Vereijken, K. Adolph, M. Denny, Y. Fadl, S. Gill, A. Lucero, Development of Infant Crawling: Balance Constraints on Interlimb Coordination. A. Davis, G. Bremner, Ecological Theory and Experimental Studies of Children's Drawings. G. Bremner, Perception, Action, and the Development of Knowledge in Infancy. Part 5: Learning. A. van der Meer, R. van der Weel, Keeping the Arm in the Limelight: The Functional Significance of Neonatal Arm Movements. S. Verschueren, S. Swinnen, R. Dom, Interlimb Coordination in Patients with Parkinson's Disease: Learning Capabilities and the Importance of Augmented Visual Information. G. Redding, B. Wallace, Contributions of Motor Control and Spatial Alignment to Prism Adaptation. D. Dinnel, L. Lippman, Familiarization and Rule Generation in a Transformed Perceptual-Motor Task. C. Dominguez, R. Hutton, J. Flach, D. McKellar, Perception-Action Coupling in Endoscopic Surgery: A Cognitive-Task Analysis Approach. J. Romack, Information in Visual Event Perception and Its Use in Observational Learning. Section III: Perception. Part 1: Mechanical Patterns. G. Burton, M-V. Santana, C. Carello, Haptic Decomposition Is Anchored in the Inertia Tensor. T-C. Chan,Haptic Perception of Rod Length: A Case for Relative Realism. A. Peck, Perceiving the Length of One Rod by Means of Another. S. Pont, A. Kappers, J. Koenderink, Haptic Discrimination of Curved Strips. R. Schellingerhout, W. Beyers, A. Smitsman, G. van Gal