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



On 1 October 2015 at 19:11, Martin John Packer <mpacker@uniandes.edu.co>
wrote:

> 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?  :)
>

I suspect you'd need strobe lighting.

Huw


>
> 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
>
>
>