Motion perception: A modern view of Max Wertheimer's 1912 monograph on apparent motion


Max Wertheimer's 1912 monograph on apparent motion is recognized as a seminal contribution to the study of visual motion, but its actual contents are not widely known. This article clarifies what the monograph did and did not contribute, calling attention to links between Wertheimer's principal findings and those from subsequent investigations of motion perception, including currently-active lines of research.

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