Table of Contents

Theories of time-to-contact judgment / Heiko Hecht and Geert J.P. Savelsbergh.
The biological bases of time-to-collision computation / Barrie J. Frost and Hongjin Sun.
Building blocks for time-to-contact estimation by the brain / Markus Lappe.
Predicting motion : a psychophysical study / Lucia M. Vaina, Franco Giulianini.
Collisions : getting them under control / John M. Flach ... [et al.].
Optical information for collision detection during deceleration / George J. Andersen and Craig W. Sauer.
Interceptive action : what's time-to-contact got to do with it? / James R. Tresilian.
The information-based control of interceptive timing : a developmental perspective / Paulion van Hof, John van der Kamp and Geert J.P. Savelsbergh.
A step by step approach to research on time-to-contact and time-to-passage / David Regan and Rob Gray.
Textured Tau / Klaus Landwehr.
Multiple sources of information influence time-to-contact judgments : do heuristics accommodate limits in sensory and cognitive processes? / Patricia R. DeLucia.
How now, broad Tau? / Mary K. Kaiser and Walter W. Johnson.
The use of binocular time-to-contact information / Rob Gray and David Regan.
Interception of projectiles, from when & where to where once / Simon K. Rushton.
Acoustic information for timing / Chris Button and Keith Davids.
Why tau is probably not used to guide reaches / Geoffrey P. Bingham and Frank T.J.M. Zaal.
The use of time-to-contact information for the initiation of hand closure in natural prehension / Frank T.J.M. Zaal and Reinoud J. Bootsma.
Another timing variable composed of state variables : phase perception and phase driven oscillators / Geoffrey P. Bingham.
The fallacious assumption of time-to-contact perception in the regulation of catching and hitting / Simone Caljouw, John van der Kamp and Geert J.P. Savelsbergh.
How time-to-contact is involved in the regulation of goal-directed locomotion / Gilles Montagne ... [et al.]. Time-to-contact is the visual information that observers use in fundamental tasks such as landing an airplane or hitting a ball. Time-to-contact has been a hot topic in perception and action for many years and although many articles have been published on this topic, a comprehensive overview or assessment of the theory does not yet exist. This book fills an important gap and will have appeal to the perception and action community. The book is divided into four sections. Section one covers the foundation of time-to-contact, Section two covers different behavioral approaches to time-to-contact estimation, Section three focuses on time-to-contact as perception and strategy, and Section four covers time-to-contact and action regulation.