Frequency, Phase, and Colour Coding in Apparent Motion: 2 Academic Article uri icon


  • In an earlier paper, Caelli and Finlay demonstrated that the perception of apparent motion was contingent on critical phase relationships between inducing sources, and their spatio-temporal frequency ranges. In their original stimulus red-green centre-surround sources were used and phase-specific inhibition was found at 60°–90° phase angle differences between the complementarily coloured elements. In this experiment we show that, when centre-surround sources are replaced by vertically-horizontally displaced complementary (or identically coloured) sources, symmetrical phase inhibition effects occur with both motions.

publication date

  • October 1979