Journal article

A search asymmetry for interocular conflict

Chris LE Paffen, Ignace TC Hooge, Jeroen S Benjamins, Hinze Hogendoorn

ATTENTION PERCEPTION & PSYCHOPHYSICS | SPRINGER | Published : 2011

Abstract

When two different images are presented to the two eyes, the percept will alternate between the images (a phenomenon called binocular rivalry). In the present study, we investigate the degree to which such interocular conflict is conspicuous. By using a visual search task, we show that search for interocular conflict is near efficient (15 ms/item) and can lead to a search asymmetry, depending on the contrast in the display. We reconcile our findings with those of Wolfe and Franzel (1988), who reported inefficient search for interocular conflict (26 ms/item) and found no evidence for a search asymmetry. In addition, we provide evidence for the suggestion that differences in search for interoc..

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