Visual masking and RSVP reveal neural Competition

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Abstract

A test visual stimulus is harder to recognize when another stimulus is presented in close temporal vicinity; presenting stimuli in close spatial vicinity of a test stimulus reduces its visibility; presenting a stimulus to one eye can render invisible another stimulus presented to the other eye; and perceiving one interpretation of an ambiguous image prevents the simultaneous perception of other visual interpretations. A single, neurophysiological theory, which may be called 'neural competition' might explain all these phenomena: when two alternative neural visual representations co-exist in the brain,they compete against each other.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-125
Number of pages6
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2002

Keywords

  • BINOCULAR-RIVALRY
  • CORTEX
  • MECHANISMS
  • ATTENTION
  • NEUROPHYSIOLOGY
  • INTEGRATION
  • RESPONSES
  • NEURONS
  • MOTION
  • MEMORY

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