The wagon-wheel illusion in continuous light.


Journal Article

The fact that a perceptual experience akin to the familiar wagon-wheel illusion in movies and on TV can occur in the absence of stroboscopic presentation is intriguing because of its relevance to visuo-temporal parsing. The wagon-wheel effect in continuous light has also been the source of considerable misunderstanding and dispute, as is apparent in a series of recent papers. Here we review this potentially confusing evidence and suggest how it should be interpreted.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Andrews, T; Purves, D

Published Date

  • June 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 261 - 263

PubMed ID

  • 15925801

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15925801

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-307X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1364-6613

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.tics.2005.04.004


  • eng