Journal article

Evaluating the evidence for expectation suppression in the visual system

Daniel Feuerriegel, Rufin Vogels, Gyula Kovacs

NEUROSCIENCE AND BIOBEHAVIORAL REVIEWS | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

Reports of expectation suppression have shaped the development of influential predictive coding-based theories of visual perception. However recent work has highlighted confounding factors that may mimic or inflate expectation suppression effects. In this review, we describe four confounds that are prevalent across experiments that tested for expectation suppression: effects of surprise, attention, stimulus repetition and adaptation, and stimulus novelty. With these confounds in mind we then critically review the evidence for expectation suppression across probabilistic cueing, statistical learning, oddball, action-outcome learning and apparent motion designs. We found evidence for expectati..

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Awarded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft


Awarded by Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO) Vlaanderen


Awarded by KU Leuven


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by a University of Melbourne Decision Science Fellowship awarded to D.F. G.K was supported by a Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Grant [grant number KO 3918/51] . R.V was supported by Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO) Vlaanderen (G088418N) and KU Leuven [grant C14/17/109] . Funding sources had no role in the design, writing or interpretation of this review. We are grateful to Andrew Corcoran for providing feedback on an earlier draft of this manuscript.