A Case of “Autostasis” or Reverse Autokinesis

  title={A Case of “Autostasis” or Reverse Autokinesis},
  author={Marilyn Lou Wertheimer},
  journal={Perceptual and Motor Skills},
  pages={417 - 418}
  • M. Wertheimer
  • Published 1 April 1968
  • Psychology
  • Perceptual and Motor Skills
3 of 5 observers of a light in the night sky that was actually moving continuously along a linear course reported it as stationary as long as the light was on. This phenomenon, “autostasis,” seems to be opposite to the well-known phenomenon of autokinesis, or apparent motion of an actually stationary light in an undifferentiated field. 
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