Visual feature-analyzers and aftereffects of tilt and curvature

Max Coltheart*

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Explains the aftereffect produced by viewing a line tilted in the frontal plane in terms of the adaptation of orientation-specific units in the visual system. This explanation is more successful than explanations based on "normalization" or "satiation." Aftereffects of curvature or median-plane tilt can be explained in analogous ways, although the visual system units necessary are in this case mainly hypothetical, since experiments capable of demonstrating the existence of these types of units have not yet been performed. (43 ref.) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-121
Number of pages8
JournalPsychological Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1971
Externally publishedYes


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