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Shifts in perceived spatial frequency of low-contrast stimuli: data and theory.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3746507     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We studied shifts in perceived spatial frequency of foveally viewed stimuli as a function of contrast, using lower contrasts and/or a lower range of spatial frequencies than used previously by others. Reliable shifts in perceived spatial frequency were found, but the direction of the shift at low frequencies was not the same as at high frequencies for some observers. Models based on either light scatter or an early compressive nonlinearity (transducer function) probably cannot account for these results. A multiple spatial-frequency-channels model in which a nonlinear contrast-transfer function (CTF) follows the output of each channel, however, is consistent with most of the results for suprathreshold contrasts. We considered several versions of this latter model, differing in their assumptions about the peak frequencies and bandwidths of the underlying channels, the shape of the CTF, and the combination rule by which the outputs of the channels are labeled and combined according to a weighted average.
E T Davis; P Kramer; D Yager
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics and image science     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0740-3232     ISO Abbreviation:  J Opt Soc Am A     Publication Date:  1986 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-10-22     Completed Date:  1986-10-22     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8402086     Medline TA:  J Opt Soc Am A     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1189-202     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Models, Psychological
Photic Stimulation
Space Perception*
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