Illusory line motion in visual search: attentional facilitation or apparent motion?

@article{Kawahara1996IllusoryLM,
  title={Illusory line motion in visual search: attentional facilitation or apparent motion?},
  author={Jun Kawahara and Kazuhiko Yokosawa and Shin'ya Nishida and Takao Sato},
  journal={Perception},
  year={1996},
  volume={25 8},
  pages={901-20}
}
A line, presented instantaneously, is perceived to be drawn from one end when a dot is flashed at that end prior to the presentation of the line. Although this phenomenon, called illusory line motion, has been attributed to accelerated processing at the locus of attention, preattentive (stimulus-driven) motion mechanisms might also contribute to the line-motion sensation. We tested this possibility in an odd-target-search task. The stimulus display consisted of two, four, or eight pairs of dots… CONTINUE READING