TAU EFFECT By N., Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 1. The effect of timing of stimuli. 2. the variant in time between the real object and the observer's movement at the same rate. tau effect. TAU EFFECT: "The Tau effect is best seen when we move to catch a ball." Related Psychology Terms APPARENT DISTANCE LOOMING INVARIANT FEATURE STAIRCASE METHOD BIMANUAL INTERFERENCE PRIMACY EFFECT UNIQUENESS LOCATION CONSTANCY PREDICTOR VARIABLE BETA MOVEMENT Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TAU EFFECT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/tau-effect/ (accessed August 3, 2020).