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




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From: Huw Lloyd
Sent: Thursday, October 1, 2015 12:19 PM
To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
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Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: imagination and controlling the perception of visual      illusions.


On 1 October 2015 at 19:13, Huw Lloyd <huw.softdesigns@gmail.com> wrote:

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> On 1 October 2015 at 19:11, Martin John Packer <mpacker@uniandes.edu.co>
> wrote:
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>> Huw,
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>> 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?  :)
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> I suspect you'd need strobe lighting.
>
> Huw
>

E.g.

https://vimeo.com/116582567



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>> Martin
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>> On Oct 1, 2015, at 10:21 AM, Huw Lloyd <huw.softdesigns@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> > I came across this meme/advert on linkedin, which is an animation of a
>> tube
>> > train:
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>> >
>> https://buffer-pictures.s3.amazonaws.com/c2f41e8d32861d26bdecfc62f0d979e3.f009ceaeaf27dba4eb65f2ca247e9513.php
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>> > 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.
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>> > 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
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