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Tatyana Struchkova
The Dynamics of Complex Stimulus Illusory Disappearance under Motion-involved Blindness
Psychology
(Bachelor’s programme)
2016
In the modern science one of the fundamental issues is the question of the view mechanisms. Scientists have also been wondering why a person with the full and healthy vision does not see some objects placed right in front of him or her? Currently many phenomena of "visual disappearance" are known to science and in this paper we will discuss the phenomenon of ''motion-induced blindness", or MIB. Motion Induced Blindness is a phenomenon of visual disappearance or perceptual illusions observed in the lab, in which stationary visual stimuli disappear as if erased in front of an observer's eyes when masked with a moving background. We can see the visual illusions everywhere in everyday life, and they can both benefit (for example, the creation of the desired look with the help of cosmetics) and create a real threat to human life and health (for instance, "inattention blindness", which can cause accidents for drivers).

Despite the fact that visual illusions have been of great interest to people for already over two thousand years, the class of phenomena which are expressed in the apparent disappearance of clearly observed objects under constant observation conditions has recently been segregated in the science. However, only recently happened discovery of the phenomenon of "motion-induced blindness" (motion-induced blindness, Bonneh et al., 2001) highlighted the originality of visual illusory

disappearance and their special place in the studies of the mechanisms of consciousness, attention and visual perception. Illusions of visual disappearances may be possessed as a unique tool for the studying mechanisms of consciousness and visual system under laboratory conditions.

In this article, we present a theoretical review of research previously carried out in the study of the phenomenon of motioninduced blindness and provide an experimental research.

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