9. Image Motion and the Appearance of Objects

  1. Liliana Albertazzi
  1. Katja Dörschner

Published Online: 31 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118329016.ch9

Handbook of Experimental Phenomenology: Visual Perception of Shape, Space and Appearance

Handbook of Experimental Phenomenology: Visual Perception of Shape, Space and Appearance

How to Cite

Dörschner, K. (2013) Image Motion and the Appearance of Objects, in Handbook of Experimental Phenomenology: Visual Perception of Shape, Space and Appearance (ed L. Albertazzi), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118329016.ch9

Editor Information

  1. University of Trento Center for the Mind and Brain (CIMeC), Italy

Author Information

  1. Bilkent University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 30 APR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119954682

Online ISBN: 9781118329016

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Keywords:

  • image motion;
  • material qualities;
  • object appearance;
  • perceptual grouping;
  • phenomenological contexts

Summary

Humans are mobile agents living in a dynamic environment. Though exceptions exist, we and/or the people and/or objects around us are in constant motion. There is an interesting reciprocal relationship between image motion and the appearance of objects in the sense that not only are properties of motion determined by the phenomenological context but that, conversely, the appearance of objects is also in part determined by image motion characteristics. The compilation of studies discussed in this chapter may provide challenges for any subsequent model of motion perception. The first part of the discusses reciprocal relationships between perceptual grouping and perceived feature motion, while the second part focuses on the role of image motion on object appearance, as it is the case for material qualities. In both parts, various kinds of phenomenological contexts to image motion are considered, such as apertures, contours, or the presence of other stationary or moving objects.