Sunday, November 13, 2011

Apparent Motion

Apparent motion is an example of illusory motion. Apparent motion is a way to produce the perception of motion without motion being present. When two slightly different stimuli are presented one after another the perception of movement is created. Apparent motion is constantly taking place. Blinking your eyes can be explained by apparent motion. The reason you don't see a black screen every time you blink is because your brain fills in that brief period of time with an assumption off of what is taking place while your eyes are open. An example of apparent motion is a flip book.

1 comment:

  1. I have always liked these flipbooks, and now that we know why they work the way that they do, they are even more interesting. I also found it interesting why we do not see black when we blink is because our brain assumes what is happening during that time.