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March 1966

Readings in the Study of Visually Perceived Movement.

Arch Neurol. 1966;14(3):345. doi:10.1001/archneur.1966.00470090117017

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The idea of placing between a single set of bookcovers the scattered literature on a given scientific subject has much to recommend it. We not only have readily available papers to which it might otherwise be difficult to gain access; we are also enabled to assess the proportions of experimentally verified observation and speculative hypothesis which together make up accepted beliefs on most biological subjects. An excellent example in the present series of such a compilation of the literature was Isaacson's "Basic Readings in Neuropsychology," which brought together the important papers on temporal and limbic lobe function.

Dr. Spigel has now attempted a similar collection for the study of visually perceived movement. The 18 papers reproduced here fall into three principal categories: analyses by the methods of experimental psychology of the factors governing the perception of real and of apparent movement, and neurophysiologic experiments related to the same subject. This

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