Sexual affordances, perceptual-motor invariance extraction and intentional nonlinear dynamics: sexually deviant and non-deviant patterns in male subjects. Journal Articles uri icon

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  • Sexual arousal and gaze behavior dynamics are used to characterize deviant sexual interests in male subjects. Pedophile patients and non-deviant subjects are immersed with virtual characters depicting relevant sexual features. Gaze behavior dynamics as indexed from correlation dimensions (D2) appears to be fractal in nature and significantly different from colored noise (surrogate data tests and recurrence plot analyses were performed). This perceptual-motor fractal dynamics parallels sexual arousal and differs from pedophiles to non-deviant subjects when critical sexual information is processed. Results are interpreted in terms of sexual affordance, perceptual invariance extraction and intentional nonlinear dynamics.


  • Renaud, Patrice
  • Goyette, Mathieu
  • Chartier, Sylvain
  • Zhornitski, Simon
  • Trottier, Dominique
  • Rouleau, Joanne-L
  • Proulx, Jean
  • Fedoroff, Paul
  • Bradford, John
  • Dassylva, Benoit
  • Bouchard, Stephane

publication date

  • October 2010