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Query
What is the name that's given to the experience of feeling like you're moving backwards when something nearby begins to move and you haven't?
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clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: March 31st, 2005 07:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's called "WHAT THE FUCK!?!?!"
komos From: komos Date: March 31st, 2005 07:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Does that qualify as the technical term?
clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: March 31st, 2005 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I believe so.

Or maybe it's just a form of vertigo.
sassyinkpen From: sassyinkpen Date: March 31st, 2005 07:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Horizotigo?
clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: March 31st, 2005 08:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like the new Calvin Klein scent.

"CK Horizontigo: Guaranteed to get them Horizontal"
inahandbasket From: inahandbasket Date: March 31st, 2005 08:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd have to go with horizontigo as well.
komos From: komos Date: March 31st, 2005 08:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Brilliant!
starflow From: starflow Date: March 31st, 2005 07:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I believe it's called "feeling like you're moving backwards when something nearby begins to move and you haven't". It's a technical phrase.
komos From: komos Date: March 31st, 2005 07:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Man, I knew someone would go there...
starflow From: starflow Date: March 31st, 2005 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
You had to have had an inkling it would be me! :D
komos From: komos Date: March 31st, 2005 08:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I might have been disappointed if it wasn't. ^_^
starflow From: starflow Date: March 31st, 2005 09:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
I do my damndest to please!!!
cosmicserpent From: cosmicserpent Date: March 31st, 2005 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
DISPLACEMENT
komos From: komos Date: March 31st, 2005 08:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Isn't that what happens when you look at a spoon through water?
cosmicserpent From: cosmicserpent Date: March 31st, 2005 08:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
I would never do such a thing.
komos From: komos Date: March 31st, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's often said, but YOU JUST BLEW MY MIND.
starflow From: starflow Date: March 31st, 2005 09:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
You crack me up.
From: ex_cayetana730 Date: March 31st, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Need more sleep, you poor thing"
komos From: komos Date: March 31st, 2005 08:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
If only it weren't so true.
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komos From: komos Date: March 31st, 2005 08:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I dig them smart people.

Danke.
From: missmelysse Date: March 31st, 2005 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's so refreshing that I'm not the only one who wonders these things :) As someone beat me to the 'induced motion' answer, I offer this link, so that people can experience it without leaving their computers.

(And to think, I always had to ride in trains (well, sit in a train while another pulled out) for this to occur in my life.)

http://psychlab1.hanover.edu/Classes/Sensation/induced/
komos From: komos Date: March 31st, 2005 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Are you kidding? I don't know what I'd do if I didn't. Actually, I'd probably worry more for lack of interesting things to occupy my mind, and I certainly don't need much help with that.
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komos From: komos Date: April 1st, 2005 01:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Vection

Thanks!

...though I have to confess, I still like "horizontigo" better. ^_^
From: uruz Date: April 1st, 2005 05:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Relativity.
komos From: komos Date: April 1st, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think that the conditions that create the effect are relative, but the illusion of movement itself is an individual quality that spawns from that relationship.

Yeah, I have no idea...
From: uruz Date: April 1st, 2005 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
So if it seems like people are passing you by, or that you're moving in reverse, kick them in the ankles. :)
komos From: komos Date: April 1st, 2005 05:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll get back to you as soon as I can phase through matter.

That would be cool, though.
From: uruz Date: April 1st, 2005 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Phasing through matter, or kicking people in the ankles?
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