There is a long tradition of studying perception independent of motor control. The main interaction that has received much attention is the transformation from sensory information to motor output. However, there are some remarkable recent findings in the last decade that suggest that voluntary movement plays a key role in visual perception. Examples are the role of cortical motor areas in perception (mirror neurones), target mislocalisation associated with saccades, and the effect of prism adaptation on hemispatial neglect. Voluntary movements play also an important role in other modalities, such as haptics.