Treadmill After Effect

This exhibit is currently not on display at Technorama.
This experiment consists of three parts, a pilot phase, an experimental phase and a test phase. In the pilot phase, people "jog" in place for 30 seconds with their eyes closed - for most people, staying in place is no problem. In the test phase, the whole thing is repeated on a treadmill - also no problem. In the test phase, immediately after the treadmill, you are supposed to jog in place again for 30 seconds - now it happens: although we think we are standing still, we move forward with considerable speed!