Contact: Deborah Williams-Hedges
California Institute of Technology
Caption: In the study, each participant was asked to control this virtual object on a screen. The virtual object consisted of two weighted balls connected by a spring. The task was to place the object, which stretched and contracted as a weighted spring would in real life, into a square target within two seconds.
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