Motion psychophysics: 1985–2010

Department of Psychology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.
Vision research (Impact Factor: 2.38). 02/2011; 51(13):1431-56. DOI: 10.1016/j.visres.2011.02.008
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ABSTRACT This review traces progress made in the field of visual motion research from 1985 through to 2010. While it is certainly not exhaustive, it attempts to cover most of the major achievements during that period, and speculate on where the field is heading.


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