A new visual illusion of relative motion

  title={A new visual illusion of relative motion},
  author={B. Pinna and G. Brelstaff},
  journal={Vision Research},
  • B. Pinna, G. Brelstaff
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Vision Research
  • We present a remarkably simple illusion that manifests whenever a certain class of flat static patterns are moved across our peripheral visual field. A relative motion is perceived in a direction perpendicular to the true motion. Translatory, looming, and rotational movements of the head or the pattern can all elicit it. Each pattern is constructed of simple elements that define, through luminance, an orientation polarity. This polarity could be encoded by spatiotemporally tuned, orientation… CONTINUE READING
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