Homo Integralis 3: Adaptation to (transparent) motion and a moving observer

Summary

Motion perception is inherently related to adaptation, and multiple sites of motion adaptation exist along the pathway(s) of visual motion processing. Motion transparency under conditions of a moving observer opens up new possibilities to investigate the contributions of different gain controls in different sensory systems in our brain. For this we use 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

Motion perception is inherently related to adaptation. One kind of motion adaptation shows itself as the motion aftereffect (see Anstis, Verstraten, & Mather, TICS, 1998). If one thing has become clear in recent decades, it is that multiple sites of motion adaptation exist along the pathway(s) of visual motion processing. Motion transparency under conditions of a moving observer opens up new possibilities to investigate the contributions of different gain controls in different sensory systems in our brain. 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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  • Confidential disclosure and registration of a disability that may hinder your performance in your degree;
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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 scuba diving licence;
  • 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 perception, adaptation

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 2953

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