Philosophy, Psychology and Neuroscience

Illusions of motion and their perceptual significance

The motion aftereffect and other motion adaptation effects have proved useful in uncovering the mechanisms of human motion vision. In this talk I will review work on the motion aftereffect, describe the various phenomena, and outline what this work has taught us about human vision. I will also talk about the interaction of motion processing and spatial vision and phenomena such as motion induced spatial jitter and motion induced blindness in which motion influences visual experience. There will be a cheese and wine reception on level 6 and dinner thereafter.