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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1202–1211

Modeling the simulated real-world optic flow motion aftereffect

Robert Patterson, Lisa Tripp, Jason A. Rogers, Alan S. Boydstun, and Andreas Stefik  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 26, Issue 5, pp. 1202-1211 (2009)

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We investigated the simulated real-world optic flow motion aftereffect (MAE) (illusory sense of moving backward following adaptation to expansive optic flow). In Experiment 1, adaptation duration was either 30, 120, 240, or 480 s . Results: duration of the MAE grew with increasing adaptation duration. In Experiment 2, the MAE was measured across different combinations of values of global optical flow rate and optical edge rate. Results: the aftereffect was selective for global optical flow rate, suggesting that the aftereffect reflects gain changes at processing levels where a sense of self-motion is generated. Results were used in a computational model of this MAE, which was a modified framework by van de Grind et al. [Vision Res. 44, 2269 (2004)] .

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OCIS Codes
(330.4060) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision modeling
(330.4150) Vision, color, and visual optics : Motion detection
(330.7320) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision adaptation

ToC Category:
Vision, Color, and Visual Optics

Original Manuscript: November 21, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 27, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 11, 2009
Published: April 16, 2009

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Robert Patterson, Lisa Tripp, Jason A. Rogers, Alan S. Boydstun, and Andreas Stefik, "Modeling the simulated real-world optic flow motion aftereffect," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 26, 1202-1211 (2009)

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