December 2019
Volume 19, Issue 15
Open Access
OSA Fall Vision Meeting Abstract  |   December 2019
Evaluation of the Motion Lagging Effect Induced by the Perceived Change of Velocity in Peripheral Vision
Author Affiliations
  • Bin Li
    University of California, Berkeley
Journal of Vision December 2019, Vol.19, 44. doi:https://doi.org/10.1167/19.15.44
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      Bin Li; Evaluation of the Motion Lagging Effect Induced by the Perceived Change of Velocity in Peripheral Vision. Journal of Vision 2019;19(15):44. doi: https://doi.org/10.1167/19.15.44.

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Abstract

Human peripheral vision is differently processed in the brain compared to the foveal vision. This study investigates the motion perception in the periphery, specifically if one would detect any lagging or change in the velocity of the motion stimulus presented in the periphery, when an identical stimulus is presented in the foveal region. In this study, the subjects saw three 10 seconds visual stimuli with one video clip situated in the center and the other in one of the three peripheral positions, and were asked to foveate on the center and report if perceive any lag and/or velocity change in the peripheral video. From the experiment, a significant effect of the positions on the subject's perceived lag was found but not for the effect of the positions on the perceived change in velocity. The result suggests that humans perceives a pure lagging effect in their peripheral vision more readily than a velocity slowing effect, which corroborates the result from prior study.

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I would like to thank Anjana Iyer and Diana Heath for their generous helps during the process. 
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