Biological motion contains information about several different emotions, intentions, personality traits and biological attributes of the agent. The human visual system is highly sensitive to biological motion and capable of extracting this information from it. We investigate the question of how such information is encoded in biological motion patterns and how it can be retrieved […]
Gravity links spatial and temporal aspects of the behaviour of objects in our visual environment. Gravity also imposes constraints on moving animals. Our visual system employs knowledge about these constraints in order to detect, perceive and adequately interpret biological motion. Psychophysical experiments show how this is achieved. Size and speed demo This demo simulates an […]
If biological motion point-light displays are presented upside down, performance in almost any visual task will decline. The inversion effect in biological motion shows characteristics that make it comparable to the inversion effect described for face recognition. Particularly, there exists evidence that this inversion effect is due to impaired processing of the familiar shape of […]
Human visual perception is highly adaptive. While this has been known and studied for a long time in domains such as color vision, motion perception, or the processing of spatial frequency a number of more recent studies have shown that adaptation and adaptation aftereffects also occur in high-level visual domains like shape perception and face […]
Analysis of sex-specific differences in walking style reveals that the dynamic part of the motion contains more information about gender than motion-mediated structural cues.