Static visual components without depth modulation alter the strength of vection

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We conducted a series of psychophysical experiments to investigate the effects of static visual components on visually-induced self-motion perception ('vection'). Static gratings with various spatial frequencies were added to a moving vertical grating, presented either orthogonally or parallel to the motion of the grating. Adding a static component orthogonal to a motion component was found to facilitate vection, whereas adding a static component parallel to a motion component inhibited vection. No anisotropy was found between low and high spatial frequencies of static stimuli in the facilitation/inhibition of vection. We discuss these findings in terms of perceived motion of the visual pattern and the number of visual features in the stimulus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1972-1981
Number of pages10
JournalVision Research
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems


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