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Enhancement of bistable perception associated with visual stimulus rivalry.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18567259     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Rapid, repetitive exchange of dissimilar, rival stimuli between the two eyes can produce slow alternations in perceptual dominance. This phenomenon, called stimulus rivalry, is potentially important for studying resolution of visual conflict associated with neural processing beyond the level of interocular competition. As previously implemented, however, stimulus rivalry can be difficult for some observers to experience, and it tends to occur within a relatively narrow range of contrasts and spatial frequencies. Here we show that it is possible to increase the incidence of stimulus rivalry by brief, periodic presentation of a composite configuration created by superimposition of the two rival stimuli. Possible reasons for the effectiveness of the composite in promotion of stimulus rivalry are discussed.
Min-Suk Kang; Randolph Blake
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychonomic bulletin & review     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1069-9384     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychon Bull Rev     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-23     Completed Date:  2008-10-03     Revised Date:  2013-06-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9502924     Medline TA:  Psychon Bull Rev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  586-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Visual Perception*
Grant Support
EY13358/EY/NEI NIH HHS; R01 EY013358-06/EY/NEI NIH HHS

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