This works studies the phenomenal aspects of the animated glare effect (AGE), a compelling luminosity effect occurring in time. At a physical level, the illusion consists of luminance modulations of inducers I. Observers instead report to see brightness modulations of a central target T that cause the brightness modulations observed in I. In other words, the luminance transformations responsible for the phenomenal brightness modulations in T are experienced instead as effects caused by the brightness modulations of T. Spontaneous descriptions from observers lead us to hypothesize that AGE is a peculiar case of perceived causality. We discuss this hypothesis comparing AGE to classic mechanical causality effects, and report the results from a phenomenological experiment conducted to study the time course of AGE.

Zavagno, D., Bressanelli, D. (2008). The animated glare effect: Another case of perceptual causality?. TEORIE & MODELLI, 13(2-3).

The animated glare effect: Another case of perceptual causality?

ZAVAGNO, DANIELE;
2008

Abstract

This works studies the phenomenal aspects of the animated glare effect (AGE), a compelling luminosity effect occurring in time. At a physical level, the illusion consists of luminance modulations of inducers I. Observers instead report to see brightness modulations of a central target T that cause the brightness modulations observed in I. In other words, the luminance transformations responsible for the phenomenal brightness modulations in T are experienced instead as effects caused by the brightness modulations of T. Spontaneous descriptions from observers lead us to hypothesize that AGE is a peculiar case of perceived causality. We discuss this hypothesis comparing AGE to classic mechanical causality effects, and report the results from a phenomenological experiment conducted to study the time course of AGE.
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Glare effect; causality perception
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Zavagno, D., Bressanelli, D. (2008). The animated glare effect: Another case of perceptual causality?. TEORIE & MODELLI, 13(2-3).
Zavagno, D; Bressanelli, D
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