Motion illusions as optimal percepts

@article{Weiss2002MotionIA,
  title={Motion illusions as optimal percepts},
  author={Y. Weiss and Eero P. Simoncelli and Edward H. Adelson},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
  year={2002},
  volume={5},
  pages={598-604}
}
The pattern of local image velocities on the retina encodes important environmental information. Although humans are generally able to extract this information, they can easily be deceived into seeing incorrect velocities. We show that these 'illusions' arise naturally in a system that attempts to estimate local image velocity. We formulated a model of visual motion perception using standard estimation theory, under the assumptions that (i) there is noise in the initial measurements and (ii… Expand

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