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Motion-aftereffect-induced blindness

Lages, M., Adams, W.J. and Graf, E.W. (2009) Motion-aftereffect-induced blindness Journal of Vision, 9, (11), 7pp. (doi:10.1167/9.11.11).

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Motion-induced blindness (MIB) describes the occasional disappearance of salient visual objects in the presence of moving features (Y. S. Bonneh, A. Cooperman, & D. Sagi, 2001). Here we test whether motion adaptation and the ensuing motion aftereffect (MAE) are sufficient to trigger disappearance of salient targets. In three experiments, observers adapted to either rotating or static stimuli. Immediately afterwards, a static test pattern was presented consisting of a mask with texture elements and three superimposed target dots in a triangular arrangement. Observers reported dot disappearance and reappearance. The results clearly show that illusory motion in a static test pattern, following motion adaptation, promotes the disappearance of target dots. Furthermore, disappearance is modulated by the depth relationship between test pattern and targets, increasing for targets placed stereoscopically behind the test pattern. We conclude that MIB is influenced by perceived relative motion between depth-segregated features

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Published date: 2009


Local EPrints ID: 69053
ISSN: 1534-7362
PURE UUID: 243f3470-9294-401e-b4a0-f78db399e0e6
ORCID for W.J. Adams: ORCID iD
ORCID for E.W. Graf: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 20 Oct 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:14

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Author: M. Lages
Author: W.J. Adams ORCID iD
Author: E.W. Graf ORCID iD

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