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The subliminal perception of movement and the course of autokinesis.

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Journal publication date05/1978
JournalBritish Journal of Psychology
Journal number2
Volume69
Number of pages7
Pages225-231
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The course of autokinesis is shown to be sensitive to the real movement of a surrounding stimulus. With the supraliminal presentation of this stimulus, apparent movement in a direction opposite to that of the real movement is induced. With the subliminal presentation of the same stimulus the real movement serves to inhibit autokinesis by inducing brief periods of stationarity between the phases of upward and downward apparent movement. The results confirm previous findings that the movement of a stimulus may be discriminated without there being any perceptual (phenomenal) adjunct.