A spatial illusion from motion rivalry.

D. C. Burr, J. Ross, M. C. Morrone

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A new dynamic visual illusion is reported: contrast reversal of a horizontal and vertical plaid pattern (produced by adding two orthogonal sinusoidal gratings) causes the pattern to appear as an array of lustrous diamonds, cut by sharp lines into a diagonal lattice structure. On the basis of computer simulations it is suggested that the illusion results from rivalrous interaction of motion detectors tuned to opposing directions of motion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-66
Number of pages8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology


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