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Query - A little less than a happy high
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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?
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...
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?
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.
teddywookie From: teddywookie Date: March 31st, 2005 08:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
This apparently smart person calls it "induced movement".
http://gargoyle.arcadia.edu/faculty/wileyj/101_Lectures/Perception/perception.htm
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...
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