sensorimotor contingencies (SCs) refer to the actions that we know to carry out in order to perceive

…for example, moving your head and eyes to change gaze direction, or bending down and shifting head and gaze direction in order to see underneath something1

1. Slater, M. “Place Illusion and Plausibility Can Lead to Realistic Behaviour in Immersive Virtual Environments”Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2009 Dec 12; 364(1535): 3549–3557 Pg 3.