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dc.contributor.advisorLera Boroditsky.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWinawer, Jonathanen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-03T14:59:56Z
dc.date.available2008-09-03T14:59:56Z
dc.date.copyright2007en_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/42225
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, 2007.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 118-130).en_US
dc.description.abstractPerceptual systems are specialized for transducing and interpreting information from the environment. But perceptual systems can also be used for processing information that arises from other sources, such as mental imagery and cued associations. Here we ask how a particular sensory property, visual motion, is represented when it is not directly perceived but only imagined or inferred from other cues. In a series of experiments, a motion adaptation paradigm is used to assess directional properties of the responses to mental imagery of motion and viewing photographs that depict motion. The results show that both imagining motion and inferring motion from pictures can cause direction-specific adaptation of perceptual motion mechanisms, thus producing a motion aftereffect when a subsequent real motion stimulus is viewed. The transfer of adaptation from implied and imagined motion to real motion indicates that shared mechanisms are used for the perception, inference and imagination of visual motion.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Jonathan Winawer.en_US
dc.format.extent130 p.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectBrain and Cognitive Sciences.en_US
dc.titleCommon mechanisms for the representation of real, implied, and imagined visual motionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreePh.D.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc230958560en_US


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