The Thatcher Effect in Biological Motion

@article{Mirenzi2011TheTE,
  title={The Thatcher Effect in Biological Motion},
  author={Aaron Mirenzi and Eric Hiris},
  journal={Perception},
  year={2011},
  volume={40},
  pages={1257 - 1260}
}
We demonstrate the Thatcher effect in biological-motion displays and show that it is primarily a result of the moving, and not static, cues in the display. 

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