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Visual mechanisms of motion analysis and motion perception

Derrington, Andrew; Allen, Harriet A.; Delicato, Louise


Andrew Derrington

Louise Delicato


Psychophysical experiments on feature tracking suggest that most of our sensitivity to chromatic motion and to second-order motion depends on feature tracking. There is no reason to suppose that the visual system contains motion sensors dedicated to the analysis of second-order motion. Current psychophysical and physio- logical data indicate that local motion sensors are selective for orientation and spatial frequency but they do not eliminate any of the three main models—the Reichardt de- tector, the motion-energy filter, and gradient-based sensors. Both psychophysical and physiological data suggest that both broadly oriented and narrowly oriented motion sensors are important in the early analysis of motion in two dimensions.


Derrington, A., Allen, H. A., & Delicato, L. (2003). Visual mechanisms of motion analysis and motion perception. Annual Review of Psychology, 55, doi:10.1146/annurev.psych.55.090902.141903

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 1, 2003
Publication Date Oct 27, 2003
Deposit Date Aug 1, 2017
Journal Annual Review of Psychology
Print ISSN 0066-4308
Electronic ISSN 1545-2085
Publisher Annual Reviews
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 55
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