Frequency, Phase, and Colour Coding in Apparent Motion Academic Article uri icon


  • We present some results which indicate that the known spatiotemporal limits for apparent motion are consistent with the motion being sinusoidal or a result of filtering. Given this we investigated how two such motions interact as a function of their relative temporal phase differences. This was accomplished by inducing two independent motions from complementary coloured event pairs. Results indicated critical phase limits for perceiving the two motions (red and green) which were consistent with the frequency specificity of the effect. The results are discussed within the framework of a filtering process for the perception of apparent motion.

publication date

  • February 1979