Patients suffering from Akinetopsia experience frequent headaches (Cooper, Joshi, & Seenan, 2012).
"strobe light" effect
Patients suffering from Akinetopsia experience the world through a series of frames with gaps that do not connect into motion. This effect is similar to viewing a dark room with a strobe light on - unable to see motion (Cooper, Joshi, & Seenan, 2012).
Fear of vehicles / crossing the street
Patients suffering from Akinetopsia may be able to judge the distance of a vehicle, but before they know it the vehicle can be right on top of them after appearing very far away. This makes it difficult, if not impossible, to be a pedestrian (Mcleod et al, 1996).
Fear of dogs
Patients suffering from Akinetopsia have reported being afraid of dogs even though they did not have the phobia before their condition. What this fear boils down to is the unpredictability and quick motion of dogs and the inability to perceive their motion (Mcleod et al, 1996).
Feelings of vertigo
Patients suffering from Akinetopsia experience dizziness and sickness from the rapid appearance and disappearance of objects (Zihl et al, 1983).
Difficulty following conversation
Patients suffering from Akinetopsia have reported difficulty following conversation since the shape of the person's lips do not sync up with the sound. Similar to watching a movie filmed to a different language and dubbed in English (Zihl et al, 1983).
INability to enjoy movies
Patients suffering from Akinetopsia are unable to enjoy movies as it appears with frames missing (Zihl et al, 1983). See the video on page "Patient LM" for an example.
Difficulty pouring liquids
Patients suffering from Akinetopsia have difficulty pouring tea or other liquids because the liquid appears frozen and jumps from one level of the teacup to the next until it is overflowing, as depicted in this textbook picture (Zihl et al, 1983).
Inability to perceive illusion of apparent motion
Patients suffering from Akinetopsia are unable to perceive the phenomena of apparent movement, which gives people with normal motion vision the illusion of movement, usually by dotted lights that blink in succession (Zihl, Cramon, & Mai, 1983).