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dc.contributor.advisor Bannemiller, James L.
dc.creatorSun, Chen
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-03T18:31:53Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-03T18:31:53Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/103616
dc.description.abstract The motion/position illusion refers to phenomena in which an object is systematically mislocalized in the presence of motion. The object's location is usually misperceived in the direction of motion. We tested the hypothesis that motion asymmetry theory could account for the flash-lag illusion, and determined its potential as a unifying theory of motion/position illusions. We showed that the flash-lag illusion could not be explained by the theory based on two results. First, we found that it was the trailing edge that was primarily misperceived in the direction of motion, rather than the leading edge predicted by the theory. Second, we found that the size of the perceived centroid shift of the moving object produced by edge misperception was not sufficient to explain the magnitude of the flash-lag illusion. Our results suggest that the flash-lag illusion involves more than simply the mislocalization of the edges of a moving object. Keywords: flash-lag illusion, motion asymmetry theory, perceived centroid shift, leading/trailing edge misperception
dc.format.extent 60 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectPsychology
Experiments
Cognitive therapy
Psychology
dc.title Motion asymmetry theory: A unifying account of motion/position illusions?
dc.identifier.digital 304510908
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Psychology
thesis.degree.discipline Social Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.identifier.callno THESIS PSYCH. 2008 SUN
dc.identifier.citation Sun, Chen. "Motion asymmetry theory: A unifying account of motion/position illusions?." (2008) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/103616.


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