Journal article

Illusory Motion Perception Is Associated with Contrast Discrimination but Not Motion Sensitivity, Self-Reported Visual Discomfort, or Migraine Status

Chongyue He, Ngoc Nguyen Bao, Yu Man Chan, Allison Maree McKendrick

Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science | ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC | Published : 2020


Purpose: Altered visual processing of motion and contrast has been previously reported in people with migraine. One possible manifestation of this altered visual processing is increased self-reported susceptibility to visual illusions of contrast and motion. Here, we use the Fraser-Wilcox illusion to explore individual differences in motion illusion strength in people with and without migraine. The motion-inducing mechanisms of the Fraser-Wilcox illusion are purported to be contrast dependent. To better understand the mechanisms of the illusion, as well as visual processing anomalies in migraine, we explored whether migraine status, susceptibility to visual discomfort, contrast discriminatio..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by a grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council (GNT1081874; AMM).