Vection Is Not Determined by the Retinal Coordinate


We examined whether vection was determined by the retinal coordinate. The participants sat on a chair with their body rotated 0, 45, 90 and 135 degrees and with their head facing directly at the stimulus screen. Vection strength was changed by rotation of the body. Thus vection was affected by the body coordinate and it was not determined by the retinal coordinate alone.

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Seno, T. (2014). Vection Is Not Determined by the Retinal Coordinate. Psychology, 5, 12-14. doi: 10.4236/psych.2014.51003.

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