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Illusory Contours formed by LED Arrays



An Investigation of the spatial perception of time multiplexing during the simulation of motion of objects


The project investigated the physiology and psychology of visual perception, and attempted to explain the illusion in those terms. The psychology investigation centred on Gestalt Psychology and how the principles in Gestalt psychology co-operate to cause the formation of illusory contours. I designed an LED Array system whose display characteristics could be varied in software to assist in confirming the proposed theory. In addition the research appears to have found a way of measuring the persistence of vision of illusory contours for very short periods of time.



The following is a technical report based on that work :

Other papers on this subject:

  • Poynton, C., Motion portrayal, eye tracking, and emerging display technology.
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