Using the rotating striped cylinder device previously employed for determination of the flicker response function with lower animals, corresponding measurements have been made with human observers. The curves based upon the relation between critical flash frequency and critical intensity for the signalling of the recognition of flicker have the properties of human flicker fusion data as obtained by other methods. They also have the quantitative properties of the flicker curves provided by the motor responses of insects and fishes to the seen movement of flashes. This applies to the variation found in repeated measurements as well as to the nature of the analytical function describing the connection between flash frequency and intensity. The data for human visual flicker and those for the responses of lower animals are therefore essentially homologous.

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