Project 3. Adaptation effect of cross-species biological motion perception

Research background

• Detection, analysis, and prediction of other living beings from their body motion is a crucial ability of the human and animal visual system.
• It is an important phenomenon that humans, as well as some other species, can effectively perceive biological motion (BM) merely from a few light points describing the moving trajectories of major body joints.
• These findings suggest the existence of a sophisticated, experience-independent, and cross-species “life motion detector” for local BM information, presumably embodied in the primitive and homologous architecture of all vertebrate neural systems.

Experiment design

1. Behavioral experiment
2. fMRI experiment

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Behavioral results

• We observed the expected results.
• Unpublished results, for more information, please contact me.

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Co-author: Rui Wang, Assistant Research Fellow & Yi Jiang, Prof.
Copyright: Ruidi Wang.
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