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The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions$
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Arthur G. Shapiro and Dejan Todorovic

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199794607

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794607.001.0001

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Induced Motion

Induced Motion

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(p.512) Chapter 69 Induced Motion
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The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions
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Jasmin Léveillé

Arash Yazdanbakhsh

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794607.003.0069

Induced motion is the perception of an illusory motion component in one object or stimulus element due to the presence of another object moving truly in the opposite direction. The phenomenon has been known for several centuries, having been reported in both natural scenes and reproduced in laboratory experiments. Despite the ubiquity of induced motion, attempts to explain the phenomenon have generally revolved around very few principles. Foremost among these is the notion of object-centered reference frame, which stipulates that the visual system encodes objects relative to each other rather than in absolute coordinates relative to an observer. This chapter discusses this phenomenon.

Keywords:   induced motion, object-centered reference frame, \visual system, illusion, illusory motion

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