Accession Number : AD0698882

Title :   INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE ADAPTATION OF CONTOUR-DETECTORS IN THE HUMAN VISUAL SYSTEM THROUGH ANALYSIS OF AFTERIMAGES OF ALTERNATING STIMULUS PATTERNS,

Corporate Author : INNSBRUCK UNIV (AUSTRIA) INSTITUT FUER PSYCHOLOGIE

Personal Author(s) : Luecke,Gerhard

Report Date : 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Following a brief introduction into some recent results of psychophysical and neurophysiological studies of contour-perception, a new situational aftereffect, which shows binocular interaction, is reported. It is shown that alternating stimulation with two gratings, consisting of parallel black and white stripes, results after each stimulus in alternating afterimages, and that the latency of the first of these afterimages is a function of the orientation of the two gratings. After reporting some further new afterimage phenomena connected with this situational aftereffect, the findings are discussed in relation to some aspects of information-processing in the human visual system. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AFTERIMAGES, *VISUAL PERCEPTION), ADAPTATION(PHYSIOLOGY), INTERACTIONS, STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY), CURVED PROFILES, AUSTRIA

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE