Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society

, Volume 9, Issue 5, pp 353–356 | Cite as

Recognizing friends by their walk: Gait perception without familiarity cues

  • James E. Cutting
  • Lynn T. Kozlowski


Viewers can recognize themselves and others in an abstract display of their movements. Light sources mounted on joints prominent during the act of walking are sufficient cues for identification. No other information, no feedback, and little practice with such a display are needed. This procedure, developed by Johansson, holds promise for inquiry into the dimensions and features of event perception: It is both naturalistic and experimentally manageable.


Motion Perception Event Perception Dynamic Array Visual Motion Perception Individual Walking 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James E. Cutting
    • 1
  • Lynn T. Kozlowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyWesley an UniversityMiddletown

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