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Document Type

Research

Abstract

The first serious attempt at control and analysis of apparent movement was made by Exner in 1875. At first he believed it to be the result of 'diffusion circles' emanating from each of the retinal points stimulated, but when the phenomenon was elicited by stimulating a point in each retina he advanced as his explanation a tendency of the observer to see motion whenever the stimuli received made such an appearance possible. Stratton, in 1902 and 1911, reported on his investigations and gave an explanation in terms of a conscious organization of sensations. He spoke of a 'relational activity of the mind' which interprets the incoming sensations and gives to them the meaning of movement.

Publication Date

1948

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

55

Issue

1

First Page

339

Last Page

345

Copyright

© Copyright 1948 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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