THE INFLUENCE OF ADAPTATION ON SUBJECTIVE VELOCITY FOR AN OBSERVER IN SIMULATED RECTILINEAR MOTION

The influence of adaptation as a continuous function of time on the phenomenal velocity of an observer in simulated motion along the principle line of sight is investigated. The results of two distinct groups of observers are reported, one having high visual motion after-effect and the other zero visual motion after-effect characteristics. The differential influence of velocity adaptation for these two groups is shown to support a visual motion after-effect based on an adaptation hypothesis. The results are discussed in terms of both psycho-physical and neurophysical models. The relevance of the study to a certain class of road accidents is demonstrated. (A) /TRRL/

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    Taylor & Francis

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    Abingdon,   United Kingdom  OX14 4RN
  • Authors:
    • Denton, G G
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

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  • Accession Number: 00147469
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM