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The effect of Kanizsa's compression illusion on reflexive saccades.
Exp Brain Res. 2006 Nov; 175(4):764-8.EB

Abstract

When a horizontal line is occluded by a surface, subjects misperceive the line as being compressed, that is, they perceive it to be shorter than it really is (Kanizsa's compression illusion). The size of the compression effect usually ranges from approximately 5 to 10%. In this experiment, subjects executed reflexive saccades from one end of a line, presented at fixation, to the other end, with and without an occluding square. Saccade amplitude was reduced in all subjects in the presence of an occluding square; the effect averaged about 5%. These results demonstrate that saccade amplitude is modified by the Kanizsa compression illusion. They provide further evidence that reflexive saccade amplitude can be altered by illusion inducing stimuli, to the same degree as perceptual effects, even in circumstances in which other motor behaviours resist the illusion. They are difficult to reconcile with any strong version of the "two visual systems hypothesis".

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Orthoptics, University of Liverpool, Thompson Yates Building, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, UK. pcknox@liv.ac.uk

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17051374

Citation

Knox, Paul C.. "The Effect of Kanizsa's Compression Illusion On Reflexive Saccades." Experimental Brain Research, vol. 175, no. 4, 2006, pp. 764-8.
Knox PC. The effect of Kanizsa's compression illusion on reflexive saccades. Exp Brain Res. 2006;175(4):764-8.
Knox, P. C. (2006). The effect of Kanizsa's compression illusion on reflexive saccades. Experimental Brain Research, 175(4), 764-8.
Knox PC. The Effect of Kanizsa's Compression Illusion On Reflexive Saccades. Exp Brain Res. 2006;175(4):764-8. PubMed PMID: 17051374.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The effect of Kanizsa's compression illusion on reflexive saccades. A1 - Knox,Paul C, Y1 - 2006/10/19/ PY - 2006/06/12/received PY - 2006/09/26/accepted PY - 2006/10/20/pubmed PY - 2007/8/25/medline PY - 2006/10/20/entrez SP - 764 EP - 8 JF - Experimental brain research JO - Exp Brain Res VL - 175 IS - 4 N2 - When a horizontal line is occluded by a surface, subjects misperceive the line as being compressed, that is, they perceive it to be shorter than it really is (Kanizsa's compression illusion). The size of the compression effect usually ranges from approximately 5 to 10%. In this experiment, subjects executed reflexive saccades from one end of a line, presented at fixation, to the other end, with and without an occluding square. Saccade amplitude was reduced in all subjects in the presence of an occluding square; the effect averaged about 5%. These results demonstrate that saccade amplitude is modified by the Kanizsa compression illusion. They provide further evidence that reflexive saccade amplitude can be altered by illusion inducing stimuli, to the same degree as perceptual effects, even in circumstances in which other motor behaviours resist the illusion. They are difficult to reconcile with any strong version of the "two visual systems hypothesis". SN - 0014-4819 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17051374/The_effect_of_Kanizsa's_compression_illusion_on_reflexive_saccades_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00221-006-0741-y DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -