Journal article

Masking of random-walk motion by flicker, and its role in the allocation of motion in the on-line jitter illusion

Adela SY Park, Phillip A Bedggood, Andrew B Metha, Andrew J Anderson

VISION RESEARCH | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Typically, perceptual stabilization mechanisms make us unaware of the retinal image motion produced by the small, involuntary eye movements our eyes constantly make during fixation. The breakdown of perceptual stability is demonstrated by the on-line jitter illusion, in which a circular static pattern appears to jitter coherently when surrounded by a flickering annular pattern. Although both regions of the stimulus are subject to retinal motion from eye movements, the visual system attributes this motion to the central static region in the form of visual jitter, while the surrounding flickering region remains perceptually stable. We investigated factors influencing this allocation of motion ..

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