Aubert-Fleischl paradox

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The tendency for a moving stimulus to appear to move more slowly when the eyes track it with smooth eye movements than when the gaze is fixated on the static background. It is a slightly surprising phenomenon rather than a true paradox. [Named after the German physiologist and psychologist Hermann Ludimar (Rudolf) Aubert (1826–92) and the Austrian physiologist Marxow Ernst Fleischl (1846–91) who discovered it]

Subjects: Psychology.

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