Illusory motion induced by blurred red-blue edges

Perception. 2010;39(12):1678-80. doi: 10.1068/p6811.


Visual patterns consisting of a red-and-blue region with a blurry edge yield illusory motion. Eye movements over a static pattern induced illusory motion of the edge in the direction opposite to the eye movement. The illusion also takes place for patterns in motion without eye movement. The illusion suggests the effect of colour combination on the spatial perception of a blurry edge.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Color*
  • Humans
  • Motion Perception / physiology*
  • Optical Illusions / physiology*
  • Photic Stimulation / methods