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



On 1 October 2015 at 19:27, Martin John Packer <mpacker@uniandes.edu.co>
wrote:

> So it's filling the gap again!  :)
>

Or minding it, yes.


>
> Martin
>
> On Oct 1, 2015, at 1:16 PM, Huw Lloyd <huw.softdesigns@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On 1 October 2015 at 19:13, Huw Lloyd <huw.softdesigns@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >>
> >>
> >> 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
> >>
> >
> > E.g.
> >
> > https://vimeo.com/116582567
> >
> >
> >
> >>
> >>
> >>>
> >>> 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
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
>
>
>