Abstract

It has been known for some 40 years that the perceived velocity of a moving object does not correspond to its physical velocity. It is also known that the perceived length and temporal duration of a moving object is affected by its physical velocity. In this paper it is argued that such phenomenal distortions can be embedded in a model for motion perception that involves the concepts of moving frames, Lorentz transformations, perceived length contractions, and time dilations. Experimental results support this model and indicate that c*, the maximum perceivable velocity of movement, plays a crucial role in determining motion effects.

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