Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Curr Biol. 2006 May 23;16(10):R376-7.

Biological motion: a perceptual life detector?

Author information

1
Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1E 7JL, UK. mark.johnson@bbk.ac.uk

Abstract

Detecting the direction of motion of other animals is critical for a variety of adaptive behaviours, including filial attachment and hunting prey. Two new studies support the view that some vertebrates, including humans, have primitive brain systems for the visual detection of other legged vertebrates.

PMID:
16713949
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2006.04.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center