The Spiral After-Effect - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080135427, 9781483136011

The Spiral After-Effect

1st Edition

International Series of Monographs in Experimental Psychology, Volume 2

Authors: Harry C. Holland
Editors: H. J. Eysenck
eBook ISBN: 9781483136011
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1965
Page Count: 140
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The Spiral After-Effect presents the visual phenomenon of the spiral after-effect in clinical investigations. This book explains how and under what conditions the illusion happens or can be modified. Organized into eight chapters, this book begins with an overview of the features of illusion that are similar to many of the characteristics of other movement perceptions, including vividness, velocity, and persistence. This text then examines the complex structure and the geometric function of the inducing stimulus. Other chapters consider the effects of drugs on the spiral illusion, which is rather strange when one considers the wide use of the phenomenon in patient groups who may be receiving substantial admixtures of compound for therapeutic purposes. This book discusses as well the relationship between intelligence and perception of the spiral after-effect. The final chapter deals with the conditioned after-effect.
Clinical psychologists and readers who are interested in personality research will find this book useful.

Table of Contents




Chapter 1. Introduction and Historical Review of Studies Investigating or Using the Illusion

Chapter 2. A Brief Outline of Selected Stimulus Variables and their Influence on the Incidence and Duration of the After-Effect

Chapter 3. An Outline of Some of the Program Variables Relevant to the Incidence and Duration of the Illusion

Chapter 4. An Outline of the Influence of Selected Observer Variables on the Incidence and Duration of the After-Effect

Chapter 5. Scoring the Illusion 85

Chapter 6. Some Theoretical Explanations of the After-Effect

Chapter 7. Summary

Chapter 8. Some Suggestions for Future Research

Appendix 1. An Abstract of Wohlgemuth's Major Findings and Conclusions Concerning His Own and Earlier Work

Appendix 2. An Annotated Bibliography of the Major Works and Findings since 1914

Appendix 3. Reproductions of Some Useful Spirals




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About the Author

Harry C. Holland

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H. J. Eysenck

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