The perception of causality : Feature binding in interacting objects

  title={The perception of causality : Feature binding in interacting objects},
  author={John K. Kruschke and Michael M. Fragassi},
When one billiard ball strikes and launches another, most observers report seeing the first ball cause the second ball to move. Michotte (1963) argued that the essence of phenomenal causality is “ampliation” of movement, in which the motion of the first object is perceptually transferred to the second object. Michotte provided only phenomenological evidence, however. We extend the reviewing paradigm of Kahneman, Treisman, and Gibbs (1992) to Michotte-style launching events and report response… CONTINUE READING


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