A search asymmetry for interocular conflict
Chris LE Paffen, Ignace TC Hooge, Jeroen S Benjamins, Hinze Hogendoorn
ATTENTION PERCEPTION & PSYCHOPHYSICS | SPRINGER | Published : 2011
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..View full abstract
C.L.E.P. is supported by a VENI grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).