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Chapter 8

Chapter 8

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PSYC 2390
Lana Trick

Chapter 8 Perceiving MotionFunctions of Motion PerceptionMotion Helps Us Understand Events In Our Environmentimportant to move through the environment and interpret what is going onoptic flow as a person moves forward objects move relative to the person in the opposite direction provides information about walkers direction and speedcan use information to help us stay on courseMotion agnosia damage to area of cortex involved in motion perception made it difficult to perform tasks such as pouring water into cup water appeared frozenhad trouble knowing when to stop hard to follow dialogue sudden appearancedisappearance of peopleMotion Attracts AttentionAttentional capture ability of motion to attract attention occurs when you are consciously looking for something also while you are paying attention to something elseplays important role in animal survival Motion Provides Information About Objectsmovement perceptually organizes all elements of bird so they are separate from backgroundmotion relative to objectsStudying Motion PerceptionWhen Do We Perceive MotionReal motion actual motion of an objectperceiving a car driving by a bug scurryingIllusory motion perception of motion when there actually is noneApparent motion most famous basis for motion we see in movies observer perceives one stimulus moving back and forth smoothly between two locationsInduced motion when motion of one object usually a large one causes a nearby stationary object usually a small one to appear to moveclouds moving can make moon appear to race byMotion aftereffects occur after viewing a moving stimulus for 30 to 60 seconds and then viewing a stationary stimulus which appears to move
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