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Surface organisation influences bistable vision

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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.

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Graf, E.W. and Adams, W.J. (2008) Surface organisation influences bistable vision Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 34, (2), pp. 502-508. (doi:10.1037/0096-1523.34.2.502). (PMID:18377185).

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Published date: April 2008
Keywords: binocular rivalry, visual hierarchy, surface, visual awareness
Organisations: Cognition, Psychology


Local EPrints ID: 48727
ISSN: 0096-1523
PURE UUID: b417196d-c4aa-4426-a94a-5a64a2d572b9
ORCID for E.W. Graf: ORCID iD
ORCID for W.J. Adams: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 10 Oct 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:58

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