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Differences in perceptual masking between humans and rats

Dell, Katrina Louise; Arabzadeh, Ehsan; Price, Nicholas


Introduction: The perception of a target stimulus can be impaired by a subsequent mask stimulus, even if they do not overlap temporally or spatially. This “backward masking” is commonly used to modulate a subject's awareness of a target and to char‐ acterize the temporal dynamics of vision. Masking is most apparent with brief, low‐ contrast targets, making detection difficult even in the absence of a mask. Although necessary to investigate the underlying neural mechanisms, evaluating...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Brain and Behavior
DOI: 10.1002/brb3.1368
Access Rights: Open Access


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