Can You Perceive Acceleration?

How do our eyes scan across a landscape? Contrary to popular belief, they don’t scan smoothly across a scene, they observe a series of images. The eye is capable of panning smoothly however. If something moves in your field of view, your eyes track it smoothly. This has an important effect on our perception of motion. It makes it more difficult to see when objects are accelerating since the eye tracks all motion quite smoothly.

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