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Events and Actions as Dynamically Molded Spatiotemporal Objects: A Critique of the Motor Theory of Biological Motion Perception

Geoffrey P. Bingham and Emily A. Wickelgren

in Understanding Events: From Perception to Action

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195188370
eISBN:
9780199870462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188370.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The motor theory of biological motion perception hypothesizes that motor commands (or records thereof) are used to recognize human event recognition, motor theory, biological motion perception ... More


Neurophysiology of Action Recognition

Emily D. Grossman

in Understanding Events: From Perception to Action

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195188370
eISBN:
9780199870462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188370.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter discusses the neural correlates of human action perception, specifically the perception of bodies and body movements. It also provides a brief discussion on the likely connection of this ... More


Retrieving Information from Human Movement Patterns

Nikolaus F. Troje

in Understanding Events: From Perception to Action

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195188370
eISBN:
9780199870462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188370.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter discusses a computational framework used to retrieve stylistic information from visual human locomotion patterns over the past years. The algorithm was initially developed to identify ... More


Avian Visual Processing of Motion and Objects

Robert G. Cook and Matthew S. Murphy

in How Animals See the World: Comparative Behavior, Biology, and Evolution of Vision

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195334654
eISBN:
9780199933167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334654.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews research on motion discrimination in pigeons and explores how motion perception contributes to object recognition. Accurately perceiving motion is critical to any moving animal. ... More


People Watching: Social, Perceptual, and Neurophysiological Studies of Body Perception

Kerri Johnson and Maggie Shiffrar (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195393705
eISBN:
9780199979271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393705.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The human body has long been a rich source of inspiration for the arts, and artists have long recognized the body's special status. While the scientific study of body perception also has an important ... More


Projecting the Present: The Shock of the Now

Robin Le Poidevin

in The Images of Time: An Essay on Temporal Representation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199265893
eISBN:
9780191708619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265893.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

One of the key arguments for the A-theory of time is the argument from experience, which states that there are certain features of our experience (the fact that it is limited to the present, a ... More


Visual Masking: Time slices through conscious and unconscious vision

Bruno Breitmeyer and Haluk Ogmen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198530671
eISBN:
9780191728204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530671.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Visual information can be processed at pre-conscious as well as conscious levels. Understanding the factors that determine whether or not a stimulus reaches phenomenal awareness and the fate of ... More


Social Constraints on the Visual Perception of Biological Motion

Kerri L. Johnson, Frank E. Pollick, and Lawrie S. McKay

in The Science of Social Vision

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195333176
eISBN:
9780199864324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333176.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Vision, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter sheds light on how the once-clear distinctions between the visual and social approaches to social categorization of the human body have begun to blur. First, it reviews findings from ... More


Developmental Origins of Biological Motion Perception

Willem E. Frankenhuis, H. Clark Barrett,, and Scott P. Johnson

in People Watching: Social, Perceptual, and Neurophysiological Studies of Body Perception

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195393705
eISBN:
9780199979271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393705.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Newborn infants have a special affinity for motion. It is not surprising, therefore, that the perception of biological motion has an important role in the early development of infants. This chapter ... More


Visual Objects

Mohan Matthen

in Seeing, Doing, and Knowing: A Philosophical Theory of Sense Perception

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199268504
eISBN:
9780191602283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199268509.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Vision presents features as located in environmental things. In this chapter, the structure of this feature-locating scheme is investigated. Austen Clark argues, correctly, that visual features are ... More


The Aperture Problem: Illusions Arising During the Integration and Segmentation of Motion Within and Across Apertures

Maggie Shiffrar

in The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199794607
eISBN:
9780190654795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794607.003.0076
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Vision

The accurate visual perception of an object’s motion requires the simultaneous integration of motion information arising from that object along with the segmentation of motion information from other ... More


Selective Tuning: Examples and Performance

John K. Tsotsos

in A Computational Perspective on Visual Attention

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015417
eISBN:
9780262295420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015417.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Vision

This chapter discusses some examples of the Selective Tuning (ST) model and analyzes their respective performance. It finds most of the examples in this model dependent on showcasing visual movement ... More


Vision and the Visual System

Peter H. Schiller and Edward J. Tehovnik

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199936533
eISBN:
9780190258054
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936533.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Vision

This book provides the essential facts about how visual information is processed in the brain. The book has 16 chapters. Chapter 1 provides basic information about the methods that are used by ... More


Low-Level Motion Illusions

Stuart Anstis

in The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199794607
eISBN:
9780190654795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794607.003.0063
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Vision

Visual motion stimuli can be defined as changes in luminance over space and time. Both kinds of change can alter the perceived speed and direction of motion. This chapter covers crossover motion; ... More


The Motion Aftereffect

Frans A. J. Verstraten and Peter J. Bex

in The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199794607
eISBN:
9780190654795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794607.003.0082
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Vision

The aftereffect of motion is one of the oldest known illusions. It refers to the illusory motion of a stationary scene after some time of adaptation to real motion. While it is still unknown whether ... More


Backscroll Illusion

Kiyoshi Fujimoto

in The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199794607
eISBN:
9780190654795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794607.003.0065
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Vision

Human vision recognizes the direction of a human, an animal, and objects in translational motion, even when they are displayed in a still position on a screen as filmed by a panning camera and with ... More


Leaving the Capital City

in Sound and Sight: Poetry and Courtier Culture in the Yongming Era (483-493)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768597
eISBN:
9780804775038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768597.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the works of the Yongming poems as they take leave of the capital city on official assignments, explains that their travel poems focused on the perception of motion, and ... More


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