chapter  10
Auditory information and the co-ordination of one-handed catching
ByCHRIS BUTTON
Pages 11

In contemporary motor control literature, there is currently an increasing amount of empirical support for the view that haptic, proprioceptive and auditory

information may act as important constraints on the emergence of co-ordination in movement systems (Beak, Davids and Bennett, 2002; Collins and DeLuca, 1993, 1995; Riley, Wong, Mitra and Turvey, 1997). For example, Warren, Kim and Husney (1987) showed that the auditory perception of elastic properties of a bouncing ball can inform a performer about its rebound height. It has been demonstrated that auditory information can play an important role in informing a performer about environmental events and properties, such as when an approaching object will pass close by for interception.