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Research Article

Refractoriness in Sustained Visuo-Manual Control: Is the Refractory Duration Intrinsic or Does It Depend on External System Properties?

  • Cornelis van de Kamp mail,

    c.vandekamp@mmu.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Institute for Biomedical Research into Human Movement and Health, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • Peter J. Gawthrop,

    Affiliations: School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom, Melbourne School of Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Henrik Gollee,

    Affiliation: School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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  • Ian D. Loram

    Affiliation: Institute for Biomedical Research into Human Movement and Health, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • Published: January 03, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002843

About the Authors

Cornelis van de Kamp, Ian D. Loram
Institute for Biomedical Research into Human Movement and Health, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom
Peter J. Gawthrop, Henrik Gollee
School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Peter J. Gawthrop
Melbourne School of Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: c.vandekamp@mmu.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CvdK PJG HG IDL. Performed the experiments: CvdK IDL. Analyzed the data: CvdK PJG IDL. Wrote the paper: CvdK IDL. Mathematical and computational modeling: PJG HG IDL. Critical editing: CvdK PJG HG IDL.