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The Movement Perception Produced Without Actual Target Displacement
Author(s): Kiyoe Mizusawa; Shih-yung Chung
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Paper Abstract

Presenting target stimuli at the proper spacing, duration, and time interval produces movement perception in human observers. The observer sees a single target stimulus moving continuously across the physically empty space, from its first location to its second. The optimum movement perception depends mainly on such physical variables as duration of light flashes, time between flashes, intensity of flashes, and distance between flashes. The present research explores the condition under which optimum move-ment perception occurs when the distances between two stimulus flashes are 2, 5, 8, 11 and 15 centimeters. In the research average duration of flashes, p, occurred when the optimum movement perception was measured as a function of the time between flashes, t, and expressed by the rational function, μ = 1/At4 + Bt3 + Ct2 + Dt + E The results may help one to understand one of the aspects of operator performance and to aid in improving man-machine systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1975
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0059, Simulators and Simulation II: Design, Applications and Techniques, (1 September 1975); doi: 10.1117/12.954373
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Kiyoe Mizusawa, The Pennsylvania State University (United States)
Shih-yung Chung, The Pennsylvania State University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0059:
Simulators and Simulation II: Design, Applications and Techniques
Frank Lewandowski, Editor(s)

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