Psychophysical evidence for area V2 involvement in the reduction of subjective contour tilt aftereffects by binocular rivalry

Rick Van Der zwan, Peter Wenderoth

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    Abstract

    Previous research suggests binocular rivalry disrupts extrastriate, but not striate processes, although the locus along the visual pathway at which such disruption first occurs is uncertain. It has been argued that subjective contours arise via a two-stage process in which end-stopped cells feed into orientation-sensitive neurones in V2, and that orientation aftereffects induced with subjective contours are the product of mechanisms similar to those giving rise to real contour aftereffects. If binocular rivalry disrupts the acquisition of subjective contour aftereffects, then it follows from this model that rivalry disrupts processing in V2. Experiments reported here confirm this and provide evidence which suggests binocular rivalry arises through interactions between binocular neurones, rather than via some type of specialized binocular rivalry mechanism.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)823-830
    Number of pages8
    JournalVisual Neuroscience
    Volume11
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 1994

    Keywords

    • Aftereffect
    • Area V2
    • Binocular rivalry
    • End-stopped cell
    • Extrastriate cortex

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