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Trends in Cognitive Sciences

Publication date: 2004-02
Pages: 47 -
ISSN: 1364-6613, 1879-307X PMID: 15588804
DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2003.12.001
Publisher: Elsevier Science

Author:

Kourtzi, Zoe

Keywords:

Animals, Form Perception, Haplorhini, Humans, Imagination, Motion Perception, Neurons, Psychophysics, Visual Cortex, Science & Technology, Social Sciences, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Behavioral Sciences, Neurosciences, Psychology, Experimental, Neurosciences & Neurology, Psychology, IMPLIED MOTION, OBJECT RECOGNITION, APPARENT MOTION, HUMAN BRAIN, PERCEPTION, DIRECTION, SIGNALS, NEURONS, MT/MST, FORM, Experimental Psychology, 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, 11 Medical and Health Sciences, 08 Information and Computing Sciences

Abstract:

A striking example of our sensitivity to dynamic information is our ability to infer motion from still images depicted in paintings, photographs or cartoons. What are the neural mechanisms that mediate this implied motion perception? In a recent paper, Krekelberg et al. demonstrate that form cues that imply motion are integrated with real motion information, and influence perception in both humans and monkeys and the neural processing in prototypical motion areas of the monkey brain.