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Effect of binocular rivalry suppression on contrast change detection

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dc.contributor.advisor Blake, Randolph
dc.contributor.author Hubert-Wallander, Bjorn
dc.date.accessioned 2008-05-26T16:54:46Z
dc.date.available 2008-05-26T16:54:46Z
dc.date.issued 2008-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/827
dc.description Thesis performed under the direction of Dr. Randolph Blake of the Dept. of Psychology at Vanderbilt University. en
dc.description.abstract In their 2004 study, Watanabe et al. measure the detectability of contrast increment probes during rivalry dominance and suppression by plotting threshold versus contrast (TvC)functions, finding significant elevation of detection thresholds during suppression. But what about contrast decrements, a probe that actually makes the target image harder to see? Here I review the literature on binocular rivalry and probe studies and measure the effect of two new probe types on detection thresholds. Results show that contrast decrement probes produce a very different pattern of detection thresholds than their increment counterparts. Extrapolating from these results, I also theorize on the effect of suppression on the underlying contrast response function (CRF). en
dc.description.sponsorship Thesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Honors Program in Psychological Sciences en
dc.description.tableofcontents i. Abstract - page 3 1. Introduction & Literature Review - page 4 2. Method - page 12 3. Results - page 15 4. Discussion - page 16 5. References - page 23 6. Figure Captions - page 27 7. Figures - page 29 en
dc.format.extent 3539916 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Vanderbilt University
dc.subject Binocular rivalry en
dc.subject Suppression en
dc.subject Contrast en
dc.subject Contrast change en
dc.subject TvC en
dc.subject CRF en
dc.subject Contrast change detection en
dc.subject Contrast sensitivity (Vision) en
dc.subject.lcsh Neuroscience
dc.title Effect of binocular rivalry suppression on contrast change detection en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Psychological Sciences


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