Christopher W. Tyler https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1512-4626 email@example.com Tyler C. W. (2019). Dynamic amodal completion through the Magic Wand illusion. i-Perception, 10(6), 1–4. 10.1177/2041669519895028 First published online December 27, 2021 Republished under a Creative Commons licence. Abstract In the Magic Wand effect, an overlying figure of the same color as its background is revealed by the motion of a wand behind it. The occludingContinue reading “Dynamic Amodal Completion Through the Magic Wand Illusion”
Anybody today can take a photo with a cell phone and immediately look at the resulting image. One can edit and transform the image using a variety of fixes and, if one’s luck is in, the end-product may be a ‘true-to-life’ resemblance of one’s original perception of the scene. Marvellous! Quite often, however, the imageContinue reading “The Aerial Perspective: Leonardo, Botticelli and Vincent van Gogh”
new research shows that cats track their owner’s movements Cats are special and intelligent creatures, and a new study led by Dr. Saho Takagi at the … cat tracks.
In this post, I review a single excerpt from page 1 of the above book. The entire book is freely available online. On the basis of page 1, William T Powers’ ‘Perceptual Control Theory’ (PCT) cannot be correct. Dag Forssell explains the provenance of this piece as follows: I have annotated the text to indicateContinue reading “Perceptual Control Theory”
From the Preface [An ESP experiment] “immediately appeals to his [or her] unconscious readiness to witness a miracle, and to the hope, latent in all [people], that such a thing may yet be possible. Primitive superstition lies just below the surface of even the most tough-minded individuals, and it is precisely those who most fight…” Continue reading “Why ESP can never be found inside the laboratory. A new approach to the investigation of the paranormal”
What is the VVIQ? The VVIQ is a self-report measure of the clarity and liveliness of visual imagery and, in so doing, aims to evoke images that vary in vividness, ambiance, and feeling as well. The instructions state the following: “Visual imagery refers to the ability to visualize, that is, the abilityContinue reading “Vividness of Visual Imagery Questionnaire (VVIQ)”
Most visual illusions are produced using carefully contrived drawings or gadgets to fool the visual system into thinking impossible things. Recently, waiting at a train station, I encountered a real-life Ponzo illusion. The Illusion The traditional form of the Ponzo illusion is produced by drawing a pair of receding railway lines. The context suggests differentContinue reading “A New Ponzo Illusion (or something more?)”
Anomalous experiences tend to jolt one out of one’s comfort zone, tell us interesting things about how the mind works. A vivid déjà vu, strange coincidence, or unexpected illusion can all be automatic attention-grabbers. Some of the oddest experiences are visual. When a large part of the visual field moves, the viewer can momentarily believeContinue reading “The Strange Self-Motion Illusion”