Ritsumeikan psychology's illusion

When the figure is moved on the retina (e.g. by swinging your glasses), English texts appears to move in the same direction. The blue text shows much stronger effects than does the yellow one. We (I and Dr. Ashida) consider this anomalous motion illusion as depending the visual delay of low-contrast regions as compared to high-contrast regions.

access since June 10, 2009

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Scanned 2009 (June10)

The first version

I found this illusion in the brochure shown below.


Kitaoka, A. and Ashida, H. (2007) A variant of the anomalous motion illusion based upon contrast and visual latency. Perception, 36, 1019-1035.

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