Motion impressions enhanced by converging motion lines

Hiroyuki Ito, Takeharu Seno, Miyuki Yamanaka

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We investigated how motion lines drawn in the background of a running human silhouette affect motion impressions of a runner in a static image. Observers evaluated the strength and direction of motion impression. The results show that parallel lines do not enhance frontoparallel motion impressions, while converging lines do so in an in-depth direction. This is a counter example to the hypothesis that motion lines in the background represent motion streaks of the background when one visually tracks a moving object.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1555-1561
Number of pages7
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence


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