Journal article

Representing dynamic stimulus information during occlusion

Jim Maarseveen, Chris LE Paffen, Frans AJ Verstraten, Hinze Hogendoorn

VISION RESEARCH | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Human observers maintain a representation of the visual features of objects when they become occluded. This representation facilitates the interpretation of occluded events and allows us to quickly identify objects upon reappearing. Here we investigated whether visual features that change over time are also represented during occlusion. To answer this question we used an illusion from the time perception domain in which the perceived duration of an event increases as its temporal frequency content increases. In the first experiment we demonstrate temporal frequency induced modulation of duration both when the object remains visible as well as when it becomes temporarily occluded. Additionall..

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