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Why are saccades influenced by the Brentano illusion?
Exp Brain Res. 2006 Oct; 175(1):177-82.EB

Abstract

In the Brentano version of the Müller-Lyer illusion one part looks longer and the other looks shorter than it really is. We asked participants to make saccadic eye movements along these parts of the figure and between positions on the figure and a position outside the illusion. By showing that saccades from outside the figure are not influenced by the illusion, we demonstrate that the reason that saccades along the figure are influenced is that the incorrectly judged length is used to plan the amplitude of the saccade. This finding contradicts several current views on the use of visual information for action. We conclude that actions are influenced by visual illusions, but that such influences are only apparent if the action is guided by the attribute that is fooled by the illusion.

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Department of Neurosciences, Erasmus Universiteit, 3000 DR, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. d.degrave@fbw.vu.nlNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16733700

Citation

de Grave, Denise D J., et al. "Why Are Saccades Influenced By the Brentano Illusion?" Experimental Brain Research, vol. 175, no. 1, 2006, pp. 177-82.
de Grave DD, Smeets JB, Brenner E. Why are saccades influenced by the Brentano illusion? Exp Brain Res. 2006;175(1):177-82.
de Grave, D. D., Smeets, J. B., & Brenner, E. (2006). Why are saccades influenced by the Brentano illusion? Experimental Brain Research, 175(1), 177-82.
de Grave DD, Smeets JB, Brenner E. Why Are Saccades Influenced By the Brentano Illusion. Exp Brain Res. 2006;175(1):177-82. PubMed PMID: 16733700.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Why are saccades influenced by the Brentano illusion? AU - de Grave,Denise D J, AU - Smeets,Jeroen B J, AU - Brenner,Eli, Y1 - 2006/05/30/ PY - 2005/11/10/received PY - 2006/04/28/accepted PY - 2006/5/31/pubmed PY - 2007/10/3/medline PY - 2006/5/31/entrez SP - 177 EP - 82 JF - Experimental brain research JO - Exp Brain Res VL - 175 IS - 1 N2 - In the Brentano version of the Müller-Lyer illusion one part looks longer and the other looks shorter than it really is. We asked participants to make saccadic eye movements along these parts of the figure and between positions on the figure and a position outside the illusion. By showing that saccades from outside the figure are not influenced by the illusion, we demonstrate that the reason that saccades along the figure are influenced is that the incorrectly judged length is used to plan the amplitude of the saccade. This finding contradicts several current views on the use of visual information for action. We conclude that actions are influenced by visual illusions, but that such influences are only apparent if the action is guided by the attribute that is fooled by the illusion. SN - 0014-4819 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16733700/Why_are_saccades_influenced_by_the_Brentano_illusion L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00221-006-0536-1 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -