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Visual Information Processing During Defensive Movement

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Taegyong Kwon



Visual information processing, defensive movement, target eccentricity.



The ability to avoid sudden appearance of moving stimuli and to protect the body from an attack is an essential function for humans, which can be used for defensive actions in various environments, including combative sports. Defensive actions involving goal-directed responses to visual stimuli presented in different parts of the viewing field commonly include movements either toward (TOWARD) or away from (AWAY) the actual stimulus. Responses determined in offensive actions do provide some insight to potential outcomes associated with defensive actions. In an effort to better understand defensive responses, which have received less attention in the literature than offensive movements regardless of their importance in combative situations, our current understanding of the underlying mechanisms of the information processing in defensive movement outlined, and directions for future research are suggested.



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