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The broken escalator phenomenon. Aftereffect of wa... [Exp Brain Res. 2003] - PubMed result
"We investigated the physiological basis of the 'broken escalator phenomenon', namely the sensation that when walking onto an escalator which is stationary one experiences an odd sensation of imbalance, despite full awareness that the escalator is not going to move...The findings represent a motor aftereffect of walking onto a moving platform that occurs despite full knowledge of the changing context. As such, it demonstrates dissociation between the declarative and procedural systems in the CNS. Since gait velocity was raised before foot-sled contact, the findings are at least partly explained by open-loop, predictive behaviour. A cautious strategy of limb stiffness was not responsible for the aftereffect, as revealed by no increase in muscle cocontraction." [via:]
psychology  research  brain  mind  embodiment  heidegger  stairs  escalators  physiology 
january 2010 by robertogreco
Ready-at-hand and Present-at-hand (Nokia Personalisation, Schulze & Webb)
"How does this interaction guideline change when we constantly switch between acting through the phone (to talk) and interacting with it (to consult an address book, or write a text message)? Does regarding the phone as an object of interaction prevent us
mobile  phones  design  interaction  zuhanden  vorhanden  nokia  personalization  heidegger  philosophy  human  mind  objects  sociology  technology  mattwebb 
april 2007 by robertogreco
Digital History Hacks: Luddism Is a Luxury You Can't Afford
"It turns out that what's really interesting about latter day Luddism is that it teaches you a lot about the visibility of particular technologies, and by extension, about the place of the human mind in the world."
technology  luddism  philosophy  psychology  heidegger  society  human  mind  extension  interface  zuhanden  vorhanden  objects  interaction 
april 2007 by robertogreco
Heideggerian terminology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Two of his most basic neologisms, present-at-hand and ready-to-hand, are used to describe various attitudes toward to things in the world."
philosophy  terminology  heidegger  human  mind  extension  psychology  objects  zuhanden  vorhanden  interaction 
april 2007 by robertogreco

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