Title

Detecting Structure in Glass Patterns: An Interocular Transfer Study

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2007

DOI

10.1068/p5777

Publication Title

Perception

Keywords

perception, motion perception, cognition, optical illusions, vision, psychology

Subject Categories

psychology, cognition

Abstract

Glass patterns are visual stimuli used here to study how local orientation signals are spatially integrated into global pattern perception. We measured a form aftereffect from adaptation to both static and dynamic Glass patterns and calculated the amount of interocular transfer to determine the binocularity of the detectors responsible for the perception of global structure. Both static and dynamic adaptation produced significant form aftereffects and showed a very high degree of interocular transfer, suggesting that Glass-pattern perception involves cortical processing beyond primary visual cortex. Surprisingly, dynamic adaptation produced significantly greater interocular transfer than static adaptation. Our results suggest a functional interaction between local orientation processing and global motion processing that contributes to form perception.