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Apparent Biological Motion in First and Third Person Perspective

Tidoni, E. ; Scandola, M. ; Orvalho, V. ; Candidi, M.

i-Perception Vol. 7, Nº 5, pp. 1 - 6, September, 2016.

ISSN (print): 2041-6695
ISSN (online): 2041-6695

Journal Impact Factor: 1,813 (in 2015)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1177/2041669516669156

Apparent biological motion is the perception of plausible movements when two alternating
images depicting the initial and final phase of an action are presented at specific stimulus onset asynchronies. Here, we show lower subjective apparent biological motion perception when actions are observed from a first relative to a third visual perspective. These findings are discussed within the context of sensorimotor contributions to body ownership.