Biological motion: a perceptual life detector?

Curr Biol. 2006 May 23;16(10):R376-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2006.04.008.


Detecting the direction of motion of other animals is critical for a variety of adaptive behaviours, including filial attachment and hunting prey. Two new studies support the view that some vertebrates, including humans, have primitive brain systems for the visual detection of other legged vertebrates.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brain / physiology
  • Humans
  • Leg
  • Locomotion
  • Motion Perception / physiology*
  • Pattern Recognition, Visual / physiology*