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10/27/10 Duncker 1910 ______________ | | | | | o---> | | | |______________| - Empty field, except rectangle and dot. - Move rectangle and keep dot fixed. - However, your eyes don't see it like this. - You see the complete opposite. - Rectangle as fixed, and dot as moving. - Why? - Your eyes choose the most stable looking object (the rectangle) as the reference frame, with respect to which the least stable looking object (the dot) is judged. - So you see the dot as moving relative to the rectangle. Natural Example of this: Cloud-Mood Illusion __ ___ _________ | | ____/ \______ | | | | _/ \ | | | | _ / | | | | | | | | o---> | | | | | | | | __/ | | | |_| | \___ __/ | | | | \_______/ | | _| |____________________________| |_ - Cloud is moving: Moon is static. - However, the moon appears to be moving very fast through the cloud. - Just like previous example. - Moon is seen as moving relative to cloud; the cloud is even seen as moving fast. - Notice: Moon and buildings are both at rest. Yet moon is seen as moving, and buildings are seen at rest. They are
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