Journal article

The detection of the motion of contrast modulation: A parametric study

Simon J Cropper, Jessica GS Kvansakul, Alan Johnston

ATTENTION PERCEPTION & PSYCHOPHYSICS | SPRINGER | Published : 2009

Abstract

Despite a long and productive history as a focus of research interest, the details of how humans detect motion in an image remain controversial. This debate has not been helped by the lack of a clear parametric description of motion discrimination for some of the more simple visual stimuli employed in the literature to date. With this in mind, in the present work, we examined a peculiarity observed in the perception of the motion of second-order (contrast-modulated) stimuli: Under certain stimulus conditions, there is a reversal in the perceived direction of motion of the pattern. The aim was to quantify this phenomenon, relate the reversal to forward (veridical) and ambiguous motion, and pl..

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