Homo Integralis 2: Transparent motion and the moving observer

Summary

Transparent motion or motion transparency is still a rather badly understood phenomenon. One can create spatial motion transparency and temporal motion transparency. The second part of the project is the detection of motion under transparent conditions, where we manipulate the motion directions of both the stimulus as well as the observer, using a state of the art 7 DOF motion simulator and head-mounted display.

Supervisor(s)

Professor Frans Verstraten

Research Location

School of Psychology

Program Type

Masters/PHD

Synopsis

Transparent motion or motion transparency is still a rather badly understood phenomenon. Classic models of motion detection have problems explaining motion transparency (See Snowden & Verstraten, TICS, 1999). There are still some interesting phenomena that occur under transparent motion conditions that remain to be investigated. First, consider the way one can generate motion transparency (see Van Doorn & Koenderink, 1982a, and 1982b, Experimental Brain Research). In short, one can create spatial motion transparency and temporal motion transparency. The second part of the project is the detection of motion under transparent conditions, where we manipulate the motion directions of both the stimulus as well as the observer. For this we use a state of the art 7 DOF motion simulator and head-mounted display.

Additional Information

HDR Inherent Requirements

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  • Ability to perform independently and/or with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to undertake certain physical tasks (e.g. heavy lifting);
  • Ability to undertake observatory, sensory and communication tasks;
  • Ability to spend time at remote sites (e.g. One Tree Island, Narrabri and Camden);
  • Ability to work in confined spaces or at heights;Ability to operate heavy machinery (e.g. farming equipment);
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  • Hold a current Working with Children Check;
  • Meet initial and ongoing immunisation requirements (e.g. Q-Fever, Vaccinia virus, Hepatitis, etc.)

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Keywords

perception, motion transparency

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 2952

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