Jean-François Nankoo

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The ability to perceive complex objects in the environment requires that the visual system integrate local form information into global shapes. Glass patterns (GPs) are stimuli that are commonly used to study this integration process. GPs consist of randomly positioned dot-pairs oriented in a coherent way to create a global form. When multiple GPs are(More)
In the mammalian brain, form and motion are processed through two distinct pathways at early stages of visual processing. However, recent evidence suggests that these two pathways may interact. Here we used dynamic Glass patterns, which have been previously shown to create the perception of coherent motion in humans, despite containing no motion coherence.(More)
In the primate visual system, local motion signals are pooled to create a global motion percept. Like primates, many birds are highly dependent on vision for their survival, yet relatively little is known about motion perception in birds. We used random-dot stimuli to investigate pigeons’ ability to detect complex motion (radial, rotation, and spiral)(More)
Five experiments investigated how human adults use landmark arrays in the immediate environment to reorient relative to the local environment and relative to remote cities. Participants learned targets' directions with the presence of a proximal 4 poles forming a rectangular shape and an array of more distal poles forming a rectangular shape. Then(More)
Glass patterns (GPs) are static stimuli that consist of randomly positioned dot-pairs that are spatially integrated to create the perception of a global form. However, when multiple independently generated static GPs are presented sequentially (termed ‘dynamic’ GP), observers report a percept of coherent motion, and data show an improvement in sensitivity.(More)
Global motion perception is important for mobile organisms. In laterally eyed birds, global motion appears to be processed in the entopallium, a neural structure that is part of the tectofugal pathway. Electrophysiological research has shown that motion selective cells in the entopallium are most responsive to small dark moving targets. Here, we(More)
The ability to perceive and recognize objects is essential to many animals, including humans. Until recently, models of object recognition have primarily focused on static cues, such as shape, but more recent research is beginning to show that motion plays an important role in object perception. Most studies have focused on rigid motion, a type of motion(More)
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