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Discrimination of moving gratings at and above detection threshold.

Authors
  • Thompson, P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Vision Research
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1983
Volume
23
Issue
12
Pages
1533–1538
Identifiers
PMID: 6666055
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Two experiments examined the discriminability of moving gratings. Experiment 1 measured the difference between detection and discrimination thresholds for gratings of equal spatial frequency drifting in the same direction at different rates. It was found that, as Watson and Robson [Vision Res. 21, 1115-1122 (1981)] had found with counterphase modulated gratings, only very coarse discriminations could be made. The results suggest that just two labelled channels can account for the velocity discrimination of gratings at detection threshold. The second experiment investigated the discriminability of suprathreshold moving gratings. These results also support the idea that rate of movement is mediated by two broadly tuned channels.

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