Common mechanisms for 2D tilt and 3D slant after-effects

Adamson, W.J. and Mamassian, P. (2002) Common mechanisms for 2D tilt and 3D slant after-effects. Vision Research, 42, pp. 2563-2568.

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By presenting oriented Gabor patches either monocularly or binocularly, we dissociated retinal orientation from perceived tilt and perceived slant. After adapting to binocular patches, with zero apparent tilt and non-zero slant, small tilt after-effects (TAEs) and large slant after-effects (SAE) were measured. Adapting to monocular patches with non-zero tilt and zero slant produced large TAEs and smaller SAEs. This pattern of results suggests that a common, low-level adaptation to monocular orientation is involved in slant and tilt after-effects. However, the incomplete transfer between slant and tilt makes it clear that higher-level adaptation is also involved, perhaps at the level of surface representation.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Adamson, Dr Walt
Authors: Adamson, W.J., and Mamassian, P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Psychology
Journal Name:Vision Research
ISSN (Online):1878-5646

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