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Biological motion shown backwards: the apparent-facing effect.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12018789     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We examined how showing a film backwards (reverse transformation) affects the visual perception of biological motion. Adults and 6-year-old children saw first a point-light quadruped moving normally as if on a treadmill, and then saw the same display in reverse transformation. For other groups the order of presentation was the opposite. Irrespective of the presentation mode (normal or reverse) and of the facing of the point-light figure (rightward or leftward), a pronounced apparent-facing effect was observed: the perceptual identification of a display was mainly determined by the apparent direction of locomotion. The findings suggest that in interpreting impoverished point-light biological-motion stimuli the visual system may neglect distortions caused by showing a film backwards. This property appears to be robust across perceptual development. Possible explanations of the apparent-facing effect are discussed.
Marina Pavlova; Ingeborg Krägeloh-Mann; Niels Birbaumer; Alexander Sokolov
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perception     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0301-0066     ISO Abbreviation:  Perception     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-20     Completed Date:  2002-06-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372307     Medline TA:  Perception     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  435-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioural Neurobiology, MEG-Centre, Eberhard-Karls University of Tübingen, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Computer Graphics
Motion Perception / physiology*
Optical Illusions*

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