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date: 25 September 2021

apparent motion (illusory or anomalous motion or movement) 

A Dictionary of Media & Communication

Daniel Chandler,

Rod Munday

A sensation of movement in a context where neither the observer nor the stimulus are physically moving. Real motion is the continuous physical displacement of an object from one location to another. In apparent motion the movement is caused by a perceptual illusion: for example, moving pictures in the cinema are actually a series of rapidly photographed still images shown in quick succession. Shimmering anomalous ‘motion illusions’, such as those produced by the Japanese psychologist ... ...

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