Time reordered: Causal perception guides the interpretation of temporal order.

@article{Bechlivanidis2016TimeRC,
  title={Time reordered: Causal perception guides the interpretation of temporal order.},
  author={Christos Bechlivanidis and David A. Lagnado},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2016},
  volume={146},
  pages={58-66}
}
We present a novel temporal illusion in which the perceived order of events is dictated by their perceived causal relationship. Participants view a simple Michotte-style launching sequence featuring 3 objects, in which one object starts moving before its presumed cause. Not only did participants re-order the events in a causally consistent way, thus violating the objective temporal order, but they also failed to recognise the clip they had seen, preferring a clip in which temporal and causal… CONTINUE READING
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