A FLAW IN THE EXPLANATION OF THE STEREOKINETIC CONE ILLUSION AND 2 GUIDING HYPOTHESES FOR NEW RESEARCH


TALASLI U.

PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS, vol.76, no.3, pp.823-829, 1993 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 76 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Doi Number: 10.2466/pms.1993.76.3.823
  • Journal Name: PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.823-829

Abstract

The basic conceptions used in the literature for the explanation of the stereokinetic cone illusion are examined and shown to contain an important flaw which concerns the presumed equivalence of retinal images projected by 2- versus 3-dimensional structures. Upon showing that such equivalence does not prevail, two hypotheses are proposed, pointing out that the illusion must arise from inherent characteristics of the nervous system and their interaction with the stimulus at critical parameters.