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Perception of heading is a brain in the neck

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How can you see where you are heading, given that your eyes and head can move relative to your body? Extra-retinal information about neck movements is part of the answer.

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Figure 1: Examples of retinal flow fields for travel parallel to a ground plane.
Figure 2: The experimental set-up used in the experiments by Crowell and colleagues.

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Warren, W. Perception of heading is a brain in the neck. Nat Neurosci 1, 647–649 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1038/3646

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