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Illusory perceptions of space and time preserve cross-saccadic perceptual continuity.

Abstract:

When voluntary saccadic eye movements are made to a silently ticking clock, observers sometimes think that the second hand takes longer than normal to move to its next position. For a short period, the clock appears to have stopped (chronostasis). Here we show that the illusion occurs because the brain extends the percept of the saccadic target backwards in time to just before the onset of the saccade. This occurs every time we move the eyes but it is only perceived when an external time refe...

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10.1038/35104551

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Haggard, P More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neurosciences, Biomedical Research Centre
Rothwell, JC More by this author
Journal:
Nature
Volume:
414
Issue:
6861
Pages:
302-305
Publication date:
2001-11-05
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
URN:
uuid:3919e3e7-9ef6-41ba-b3cd-eae8025113a2
Source identifiers:
368895
Local pid:
pubs:368895

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