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ERIC Number: EJ791038
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0096-1523
Surface Organization Influences Bistable Vision
Graf, Erich W.; Adams, Wendy J.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, v34 n2 p502-508 Apr 2008
A priority for the visual system is to construct 3-dimensional surfaces from visual primitives. Information is combined across individual cues to form a robust representation of the external world. Here, it is shown that surface completion relying on multiple visual cues influences relative dominance during binocular rivalry. The shape of a surface determined by 1 nonrivalrous visual cue (disparity, structure-from-motion) alters the dominance patterns of a rivalrous region of the image whose shape is defined by another cue (perspective, texture). The findings indicate that contextual information promotes the perception of the member of the rivalrous pair consistent with a smooth surface representation. The results extend the current description of binocular rivalry as a hierarchical process by implying that cue combination affects image selection during bistable viewing. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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