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[Xmca-l] Re: imagination and controlling the perception of visual illusions.



Huw,

Might this be an artifact of the digital encoding of the video?

Could you head to a tube station and try it with a real train?  :)

Martin

On Oct 1, 2015, at 10:21 AM, Huw Lloyd <huw.softdesigns@gmail.com> wrote:

> I came across this meme/advert on linkedin, which is an animation of a tube
> train:
> 
> https://buffer-pictures.s3.amazonaws.com/c2f41e8d32861d26bdecfc62f0d979e3.f009ceaeaf27dba4eb65f2ca247e9513.php
> 
> Ignoring the glib annotation, it did seem to be a little interesting to
> discover if there was a reliable way to manipulate the perception of the
> direction of the train.
> 
> Interestingly, this is something that I find I can do by imagining that I
> can see an object within the train moving in the direction I wish, so that
> perceived direction can be switched at will -- i.e. the perception of the
> train can be shuttled back and forth.
> 
> I'm not sure whether conditioning of memories of living in London would
> influence this (it is a London tube train).  Also, the speed at which the
> train is going suggests its going away, because a train coming into a
> platform would usually, I think, be going slower.
> 
> Best,
> Huw