A new visual illusion of relative motion

  title={A new visual illusion of relative motion},
  author={Baingio Pinna and Gavin Brelstaff},
  journal={Vision Research},

Illusory object motion in the centre of a radial pattern: The Pursuit–Pursuing illusion

A circular object placed in the centre of a radial pattern consisting of thin sectors was found to cause a robust motion illusion during eye-movement pursuit of a moving target, which produced illusory background-object motion in the same direction as that of the eye movement.

The Riddle of the Rotating-Tilted-Lines Illusion

It is proposed that the systematic error of direction discrimination found by Lorenceau et al (1993, Vision Research 33 1207–1217) can explain a new visual illusion of relative motion elicited by the observer's motion.

Effects of negative afterimages in visual illusions.

  • Y. PetrovA. Popple
  • Psychology
    Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, image science, and vision
  • 2002
It is shown that a broad class of visual illusions, including illusory motion, can be explained by the effects of negative afterimages, and a simple model of the local signal dynamics qualitatively reproduces the illusories by adding the negative afterimage to the original visual stimulus.

A New Motion Illusion: The Rotating-Tilted-Lines Illusion

A new motion illusion that could represent the simplest pattern that elicits illusory motion through self-motion, which works perfectly well if the stimulus is moved instead of the observer's body.

Dependence of Illusory Motion on Directional Consistency in Oblique Components

This work proposes that the motion illusion depends not only upon detection of the illusory motion signal at each local oblique component, but also upon the accumulation of the signal all over the stimulus configuration.

Effect of surrounding texture on the pursuit-pursuing illusion

The results suggest that a hypothesis based on the property of a centre-surround relative-motion detector cannot fully explain the illusion and that the radial stimulus structure itself plays an important role in this illusion.

A Variant of the Anomalous Motion Illusion Based upon Contrast and Visual Latency

A variant of the anomalous motion illusion, known as the monocular version of the Pulfrich effect, is examined, which ascertained luminance contrast to be the critical factor and speculated that this illusion may share the same mechanism with the Hess effect.

Eccentricity dependence of the curveball illusion.

  • R. GurnseyM. Biard
  • Psychology
    Canadian journal of experimental psychology = Revue canadienne de psychologie experimentale
  • 2012
The curveball illusion is size dependent but that size scaling is not sufficient to elicit an illusion at fixation that matches the strength of the illusion at 10°, suggesting that certain changes in motion processing across the visual field differ in more than just the local scale of the mechanisms involved.

New Illusions of Sliding Motion in Depth

This work shows that in a disk-annulus pattern made from wiggly lines, sliding motion occurs although the local orientations within the disk and annulus are the same, and argues that in an array of square-shaped checks, slidingMotion originates from the interaction between the explicit orientation of the checks and the implicit orientation ofThe invisible diagonals.



Model for the extraction of image flow.

  • D. Heeger
  • Physics
    Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics and image science
  • 1987
The model appears to deal with the aperture problem as well as the human visual system since it extracts the correct velocity for patterns that have large differences in contrast at different spatial orientations, and it simulates psychophysical data on the coherence of sine-grating plaid patterns.

Visual Dissociations of Movement, Position, and Stereo Depth: Some Phenomenal Phenomena

  • R. GregoryP. Heard
  • Physics
    The Quarterly journal of experimental psychology. A, Human experimental psychology
  • 1983
The importance is brought out of the importance, for explaining such perceptual anomalies, of distinguishing between neural signal channel characteristics and which stimulus features from the display are selected and accepted for perception.

Does colour provide an input to human motion perception?

It is reported here an experiment which suggests that colour and movement are handled separately in the visual system and that information defined by wavelength cannot be processed by the brain's motion-detecting mechanisms.

Spatiotemporal energy models for the perception of motion.

  • E. AdelsonJ. Bergen
  • Physics
    Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics and image science
  • 1985
A class of models for human motion mechanisms in which the first stage consists of linear filters that are oriented in space-time and tuned in spatial frequency that permit a qualitative understanding of a variety of motion phenomena.

Spatial and temporal contrast sensitivity of striate cortical neurones

This work has shown that human sensitivity to steady sinusoidal gratings of low spatial frequency is poor, but is markedly enhanced if the grating is moved or modulated in time.

Displacement thresholds for coherent apparent motion in random dot-patterns

Directional selectivity and its use in early visual processing

  • D. MarrS. Ullman
  • Biology
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences
  • 1981
The second part of the paper suggests a specific model of the information processing by the X and Y cells of the retina and lateral geniculate nucleus, and certain classes of cortical simple cells.

A model for the estimate of local image velocity by cells in the visual cortex

This paper shows that computational and physiological theories do not necessarily conflict, because such filters may, as a population, compute velocity locally, and shows how to combine the outputs of a class of frequency tuned filters to detect local image velocity.

Hysteresis in the perception of motion direction as evidence for neural cooperativity

This report strongly supports a cooperative interpretation of motion perception by demonstrating hysteresis in the perception of motion direction and the results agree quantitatively with a mathematical model incorporating nonlinear excitatory and inhibitory interactions among direction-selective elements.

Textons, the elements of texture perception, and their interactions

Research with texture pairs having identical second-order statistics has revealed that the pre-attentive texture discrimination system cannot globally process third- and higher-order statistics, and