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   2012, Vol. 20 Issue (1) : 56-64     DOI:
研究前沿 |
A Special Illusion: Motion-induced Blindness
HU Feng-Pei;WANG Xi;WANG Du-Ming;HU Huan
(Department of Psychology, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou 310018, China)
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Abstract  When the salient static targets are superimposed on the moving background which moves within a scope of certain space, visual targets spontaneouslydisappears from visual awareness and subsequently reappears, this phenomenon is called “motion-induced blindness”. The reason that this illusion happens includes: attention competition theory, Gestalt perception theory and the theories about neurophysiological mechanism. This phenomenon has its particularity, which is induced by changing awareness in the process of object recognition, and it’s quite different from other blindness phenomenons; on the other hand, researchers are concerned with the specificity of “counter-intuitive” in motion-induced blindness. Researches in neurophysiological mechanism focus on the change on early cortex and late cotex, researchers use eye tracking and EEG to measure and evaluate timing. The present review sums up the related research results and points out the future research direction which includes: the intrinsic mechanism of motion-induced blindness, as a tool for the research on neural correlates of consciousness, unconscious perception processing, significant process and cognitive conflict in MIB, etc.
Keywords motion-induced blindness      attentional competition      counter-intuitive      visual cortex     
Corresponding Authors: HU Feng-Pei   
Issue Date: 12 January 2012
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HU Feng-Pei,WANG Xi,WANG Du-Ming, et al. A Special Illusion: Motion-induced Blindness[J]. , 2012, 20(1): 56-64.
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