Visually induced self-motion sensation adapts rapidly to left-right visual reversal

Science  08 Aug 1980:
Vol. 209, Issue 4457, pp. 706-708
DOI: 10.1126/science.7394530


After 1 to 3 hours of active movement while wearing vision-reversing goggles, 9 of 12 (stationary) human subjects viewing a moving stripe display experienced a self-rotation illusion in the same direction as seen stripe motion, rather than in the opposite (normal) direction. This result indicates that the neural pathways which process visual self-rotation cues can undergo rapid adaptive modification.