The “Flash-Lag” Effect Occurs in Audition and Cross-Modally

  title={The “Flash-Lag” Effect Occurs in Audition and Cross-Modally},
  author={David Alais and David Charles Burr},
  journal={Current Biology},
In 1958 MacKay showed that a rigidly moving object becomes visually fragmented when part of it is continuously visible but the rest is illuminated intermittently. For example, the glowing tip of a lit cigarette moving under stroboscopic illumination appeared to move ahead of the intermittently lit body. Latterly rediscovered as "the flash-lag effect" (FLE), this illusion now is typically demonstrated on a computer monitor showing two spots of light, one translating across the screen and another… CONTINUE READING

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