Audio-Motor Synchronization: The Effect of Mapping Between Kinematics and Acoustic Cues on Geometric Motor Features

  • Thoret Etienne
  • Aramaki Mitsuko
  • Bourdin Christophe
  • Bringoux Lionel
  • Kronland-Martinet Richard
  • Ystad Sølvi

  • Auditory perception
  • Sensorimotor loop
  • Friction sounds
  • Gestures


This paper presents an experiment dealing with the sensorimotor relation between auditory perception and graphical movements. Subjects were asked to synchronize their gestures with synthetic friction sounds. Some geometrical and dynamical parameters of the motor productions are analyzed according to the different mappings. This experiment provides a formal framework for a wider study which aims to evaluate the relation between audition, vision and gestures.