Dec 15, 1972

Moving visual scenes influence the apparent direction of gravity

Science
J DichgansT Brandt

Abstract

When an observer views a wide-angled display rotating around his line of sight, he both feels his body tilted and sees a vertical straight edge tilted opposite to the moving stimulus. Displacement of the perceived vertical increases with stimulus speed to reach a maximum (averaging 15 degrees) at 30 degrees per second.

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Motion Perception
Psychological Orientation

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