Re: [visionlist] immunity from illusions (particularly visual illusions)

here is a nice paper looking at the neural basis of inter-individual differences in apparent motion:

2017-02-13 15:08 GMT+01:00 Andrei Gorea :

Richard Gregory tried once (in his own opinion, not quite successfully)
to classify the illusions (Phil.Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B (1997) 352,
1121-1128; TICS (1997, 1(5) 190-193). It is clear that Müller-Lyer is not
of the same type as the motion after-effect. In fact, what an illusion is
remains an undecided (philosophical?) question (see Michael Morgan,
The space between our ears, Oxford UP, 2003).
I do not see how a person who doesn’t experience the M-L illusion would
not experience a MAE. Is the latter an “illusion”. If yes, then
everything is, so that “not experiencing anything” is to
be blind, deaf, etc.

At 14:34 13/02/2017, Tom Freeman wrote:
As Qaisim says, individual
differences in illusions/perceptual biases have been neglected (as IDs in
perception have in general).
Grist to the mill: Georgie Powell and I have just published an account of
individual differences in two well-known motion illusions, based on
differences in certain features of motion priors, as well as differences
in motion sensitivity.
Cheers Tom


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