Dichoptic Viewing Methods for Binocular Rivalry Research: Prospects for Large-Scale Clinical and Genetic Studies
Phillip CF Law, Bryan K Paton, Richard H Thomson, Guang B Liu, Steven M Miller, Trung T Ngo
TWIN RESEARCH AND HUMAN GENETICS | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2013
Binocular rivalry (BR) is an intriguing phenomenon that occurs when two different images are presented, one to each eye, resulting in alternation or rivalry between the percepts. The phenomenon has been studied for nearly 200 years, with renewed and intensive investigation over recent decades. The rate of perceptual switching has long been known to vary widely between individuals but to be relatively stable within individuals. A recent twin study demonstrated that individual variation in BR rate is under substantial genetic control, a finding that also represented the first report, using a large study, of genetic contribution for any post-retinal visual processing phenomenon. The twin study ..View full abstract
Awarded by NHMRC
Awarded by NARSAD from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
TTN is supported by NHMRC (ID 490976). SMM is supported by NHMRC, the Defence Health Foundation, and a 2012 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant (ID 19163) from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. We thank Loes van Dam for helpful comments on an earlier version of the article.