Auditorily-induced illusory self-motion: A review
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2009

The aim of this paper is to provide a first review of studies related to auditorily-induced self-motion (vection). These studies have been scarce and scattered over the years and over several research communities including clinical audiology, multisensory perception of self-motion and its neural correlates, ergonomics, and virtual reality. The reviewed studies provide evidence that auditorily-induced vection has behavioral, physiological and neural correlates. Although the sound contribution to self-motion perception appears to be weaker than the visual modality, specific acoustic cues appear to be instrumental for a number of domains including posture prosthesis, navigation in unusual gravitoinertial environments (in the air, in space, or underwater), non-visual navigation, and multisensory integration during self-motion. A number of open research questions are highlighted opening avenue for more active and systematic studies in this area. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Auditory motion


postural sway behavior


Spatial sound

virtual environments

ventral intraparietal area

spatial presence

Cognitive acoustics


Virtual auditory display

vestibular cortex


Multisensory perception

Illusory self-motion

circular vection




Alexander Väljamäe

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Teknisk akustik, Rumsakustik

Brain Research Reviews

0165-0173 (ISSN)

Vol. 61 240-255


Medicinsk laboratorie- och mätteknik